Medical Dictionary: Hookworms
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Hookworms: Another name for Hookworm.
Hookworms (condition): Worm spread through feces with poor sanitation.
Hookworms: Hookworm is an
intestinal parasite of humans that usually causes mild diarrhea or cramps.
Heavy infection with hookworm can create serious health problems for
newborns, children, pregnant women, and persons who are malnourished.
Hookworm infections occur mostly in tropical and subtropical climates and
are estimated to infect about 1 billion people -- about one-fifth of the
world's population. 1
More information on medical condition: Hookworm:
- Introduction: Hookworm
- Basic Summary for Hookworm
- Types of Hookworm
- Risk Factors for Hookworm
- Symptoms of Hookworm
- Complications of Hookworm
- Diagnostic Tests for Hookworm
- Treatments for Hookworm
1. excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD
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