How to use Hookworm in a sentence
Itching also may be caused when any of the family of hookworm larvae penetrate the skin.
Also, examine the buccal cavities of the human hookworm Nectar Americans.
Some versions also treat for other parasites, such as roundworm and hookworm.
These are flavored tablets that prevent heartworm, roundworm, whipworm and hookworm.
This includes swimmer's itch and creeping eruption caused by cat or dog hookworm and ground itch caused by the true hookworm.Advertisement
Creeping eruption-Itchy, irregular, wandering red lines on the foot made by burrowing larvae of the hookworm family and some roundworms.
In developing countries in tropical climates, the most common cause of iron deficiency anemia is infestation with hookworm.
Children seem to stay in balance unless a bleeding disorder of some kind exists, either hereditary (hemophilia or von Willebrand's) or related to hookworm infection or another illness.
Blood losses from gastrointestinal bleeding, excessive menstrual bleeding, and infection with hookworm can deplete iron and lead to iron deficiency anemia.
In hookworm infection, a parasitic worm that thrives in warm climates, including in the southern United States, enters the body through the skin, such as through bare feet.Advertisement
The hookworm then migrates to the small intestines where it attaches itself to small sausage-shaped structures in the intestines (villi) that help with the absorption of all nutrients.
The hookworm damages the villi, resulting in blood loss; they simultaneously produce anti-coagulants that promote continued bleeding.
Iron deficiency caused by hookworm infection requires drug therapy to eliminate the parasite; prevention includes wearing shoes when walking in soil known to be infested with hookworms.