hookworm disease


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hookworm disease

n.
An infestation with hookworms, usually in the small intestine, marked by gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, and progressive anemia. Also called ancylostomiasis.

hookworm disease

n
(Pathology) the nontechnical name for ancylostomiasis
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Noun1.hookworm disease - infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
helminthiasis - infestation of the body with parasitic worms
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5] It is found that among the many different heterologous sera from cases with other parasitic diseases (including schistosomiasis, paragonimiasis, trichinellosis, ascariasis, hookworm disease, and trichuriasis), those from paragonimiasis show most serious cross-reactivity to the antigens of C.
In yet another example of how printed media painted a negative picture of Puerto Ricans, several West coast newspapers blamed them for the spread of hookworm disease (uncinariasis) in the San Francisco Bay area.
Commonly, this would include a history of immersion in inland rivers and dams for schistosomiasis, pica for ascariasis and trichuriasis (and for toxocariasis, if dog or cat faeces is considered), and soil-skin exposure for strongyloidiasis and hookworm disease.