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Persisting anemia, diagnosed as hookworms. Appropriate treatment?

hello i need help for my sister who is 22 years old and has been suffering from anameia for about seven years now ... on many investigations and studies it was last told by the doctors that the problem is of hookworms ,,,,what should be done next who will be the right specialist for her to consult and is it true that hookworm problem cannot be complettely cure ,,,pls help !.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Dear,

You should consult a GI Surgeon. Initially a course of medications to eradicate the worms can be tried, but later if the problem persists or aggravates she may require surgery.

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