Ancylostoma duodenale


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Related to Ancylostoma duodenale: Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura

Ancylostoma duodenale

[‚aŋ·kə′läs·tə·mə ¦dü·ə·di¦näl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The Old World hookworm, a human intestinal parasite that causes microcytic hypochromic anemia.
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Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale are blood-feeding intestinal hookworms and currently a leading cause of iron deficiency anemia in the developing world, infecting an estimated one fifth of the world's population.
Non opportunistic parasites such as Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Trichuris trichiura, Ascaris lumbricoides, Strongyloides stercoralis and Ancylostoma duodenale are frequently encountered in developing countries but are not currently considered opportunistic in AIDS patients (5).
The cases involved predominantly parasites of the digestive tract: Trichiuris trichiura, Ancylostoma duodenale, Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Giardia intestinalis.