Hookworm

What is Hookworm?

Hookworm is a parasitic nematode that lives in the small intestine of its host, which may be a mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Two species of hookworms commonly infect humans, Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus.

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I am 13 weeks pregnant and just found out that a friend's dog, which both my 3 year old son and I have both recently been in contact with, has a...

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Get stool test done to rule out infection.

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A hookworm...

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Reoccurring iron problem. 6 units of whole blood and 3 iron infusions last year. This month below 6 on my iron lab plus 6 other blood chemistry...

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Stop iron loss from your body.

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You mention having an iron problem for which you have tried every remedy you...

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Hi, I developed a bizarre raised, for lack of better words, infection on my hand after being bitten by something in August of this year. It has...

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Upload pictures, don't think it is hookworm infection

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