Hookworm

Definition of Hookworm:

Hookworms average about 2/5 of an inch (10mm) in length and live in the small intestine of the host.  The most common effect from hookworm infections is a varying degree of anemia.

Also: Ancylostoma, Ancylostoma duodenale, Ancylostomiasis, Hookworms, Necator americanus

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Iron Requirement

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“...such as inadequate intake, poor absorption (for example chronic diarrhoea or malabsorption syndrome), increased iron demands (as in pregnancy) and abnormal loss of blood from the body (for example hookworm, gastric ulcers and frequent or excessive menstruation)...”

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