Hookworm

Definition of Hookworm:

Hookworms average about 25 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

Topics Related to Hookworm

Hookworm Infection

...the condition
“There are many species of hookworms that infect mammals...”

Iron

...as a treatment
“...An excess of calcium or intestinal parasites such as hookworm is believed to reduce absorption of iron...”
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Iron Requirement

...the condition
“...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)...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Three of the most common kinds of worms are roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) and hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus).  These worms live in the intestines and their numbers build up through repeated infection...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...Like other flatworms, this tapeworm is not affected by routine dog worming treatments (i.e. those directed against the intestinal nematodes like roundworm, whipworm or hookworm).  Instead, dogs should be routinely wormed with a broad spectrum anthelmintic – one which has been shown to be effective against tapeworms...”
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