Ancylostomiasis

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Ancylostomiasis

Ancylostomiasis, also known as hookworn, miner’s anemia, tunnel disease, brickmaker’s anemia, and Egyptian chlorosis, occurs when a person is infected by Ancylostoma hookworms. These hookworms are parasites that live in soil and lay eggs that hatch into larvae. The condition is more common in areas where people frequently walk barefoot over contaminated soil where the hookworm larvae can then enter the person's body through a crack or cut in the foot. They then enter the bloodsream and eventually end up in the intestines where they multiply and suck blood from the individual's intestinal walls. Blood loss such as this can cause symptoms of iron-deficient anemia. Symptoms of ancylostomiasis include intestinal bleeding, abdominal pains, anemia, severe diarrhea and/or malnutrition. Common signs of anemia include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, pale skin and cold hands and feet. The most common areas of infection include the skin, eyes, and face. Many people with ancylstomiasis have no symptoms. Treatment for ancylostomiasis is most often the drug mebendazole, which is very effective in combating these worms. However, iron and other dietary supplements may also be necessary for a full recovery. Talk with your doctor if you have been diagnosed with ancylostomiasis for the most current treatment options available.

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The terms "Ancylostomiasis" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Looking beyond the campaign to eradicate ancylostomiasis: the diary of the American physician Alan Gregg].
 

Author(s): Ana Paula Korndörfer

Journal: Hist Cienc Saude Manguinhos. ;21(4):1457-66.

 

Between 1916 and 1923, the Federal District and 11 Brazilian states entered into cooperation agreements with the International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation to combat a rural endemic disease, namely ancylostomiasis. This paper presents the diary of Alan Gregg, one of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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In vivo endoscopic imaging of ancylostomiasis-induced gastrointestinal bleeding: clinical and biological profiles.
 

Author(s): Maha Barakat, Naglaa Ibrahim, Ahmed Nasr

Journal: Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.. 2012 Oct;87(4):701-5.

 

Little data are available regarding the association of ancylostomiasis with overt gastrointestinal bleeding. This 6-year retrospective study describes the clinical and biological profiles of unexpectedly identified ancylostomiasis in a 4-month-old baby and four adults; they presented ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Anaemia and gastro-intestinal function in ancylostomiasis.
 

Author(s): B D Pimparkar, P Sharma, R S Satoskar, P Raghavan, S G Kinare

Journal: J Postgrad Med. 1982 Apr;28(2):51-63.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Ancylostomiasis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[One century of experience with the control of ancylostomiasis].
 

Author(s): L Rey

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;34(1):61-7.

 

In the beginning of the XX century, ancylostomiasis was considered a serious public health problem and governments started the first systematic planning for the control of an endemic disease, in large scale. Thereafter, ancylostomiasis was considered a less important subject, because ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 11 Dec 2017

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Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel With or Without CpG 10104 in Gabonese Adults
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hookworm Infection; Hookworm Disease

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2017

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Efficacy of Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel Hookworm Vaccine Assessed by Controlled Challenge Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hookworm Infections

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2018

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