Ancylostoma

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Ancylostoma

[‚aŋ·kə′läs·tə·mə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of roundworms, commonly known as hookworms, in the order Ancylostomidae; parasites of humans, dogs, and cats.
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In November, 1899, he discovered that infection with hookworm, an intestinal parasite he called Ankylostoma, accounted for most cases of anemia in his patients, displaced farm laborers (40).
Blood loss in hookworm infections such as Necator americanus and Ankylostoma duodenale is strongly and linearly correlated with worm load and faecal egg count.
A este parasito lo llamo Ankylostoma, aunque, en realidad, se trataba de un nuevo genero de la lombriz, que hoy dia se conoce como Necator americanus.