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What is Hookworm?

What is Hookworm?

  • Hookworm: Worm spread through feces with poor sanitation.
  • Hookworm: parasitic blood-sucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Hookworm: Introduction

Types of Hookworm:

Types of Hookworm:

  • Necator americanus - most common type in the USA
  • Ancylostoma canium - a hookworm type caught from dogs
  • Ancyclostoma duodenale - also "tunnel worm"
  • more types...»

Broader types of Hookworm:

Who gets Hookworm?

Geography Profile for Hookworm: One of the most common species, Ancylostoma duodenale (an-cy-CLO-sto-ma doe-AH-den-al), is found in southern Europe, northern Africa, northern Asia, and parts of South America. A second species, Necator americanus (ne-KAY-tor am-er-i-CON-us), was widespread in the southeastern United States early in this century. The Rockefeller Sanitary Commission was founded in response, and hookworm infection has been largely controlled. (Source: excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD)

How serious is Hookworm?

Complications of Hookworm: see complications of Hookworm

What causes Hookworm?

Causes of Hookworm: see causes of Hookworm
Risk factors for Hookworm: see risk factors for Hookworm

What are the symptoms of Hookworm?

Symptoms of Hookworm: see symptoms of Hookworm

Complications of Hookworm: see complications of Hookworm

Can anyone else get Hookworm?

Contagion of Hookworm: Spread by human feces in areas of poor sanitation.
More information: see contagiousness of Hookworm
Inheritance: see inheritance of Hookworm

Hookworm: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hookworm.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hookworm.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Hookworm: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Hookworm.
Treatments for Hookworm: see treatments for Hookworm

Society issues for Hookworm


Hospitalization statistics for Hookworm: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hookworm:

  • 0.0001% (10) of hospital consultant episodes were for hookworm diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Name and Aliases of Hookworm

Main name of condition: Hookworm

Class of Condition for Hookworm: parasite worm

Other names or spellings for Hookworm:

Ancylostomiasis, Hookworms infection

Hookworm: Related Conditions

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