hookworm disease


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hookworm disease

[′hu̇k‚wərm di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Microcytic hypochromic anemia in humans produced by the nematodes Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale in the the intestine.
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Uncinariasis (Hookworm disease) in Porto Rico: A Medical and Economic Problem; Washington DC; Government Printing Office, 1911: 23-35.
Giardiasis, amoebiasis, ascariasis, hookworm disease, trichuriasis are common world-wide, and their impact on human health is high.2,3 Frequency of different parasites varies from one geographic area to another, the ones with simple life cycles have a more cosmopolitan distribution than those which have complex life cycles.4-7 Another important factor in the spread of parasitic diseases is the permanent or temporary migration of human populations.8