Hookworms: Necator americanus (Stiles 1902) and Ancylostoma duodenale (Dubini 1843)

  • Dickson D. Despommier
  • Robert W. Gwadz
  • Peter J. Hotez

Abstract

Two major species of hookworm infect humans: Necator americanus (New World hookworm) and Ancylostoma duodenale (Old World hookworm). Adults of both species inhabit the small intestine and feed on intestinal mucosa and blood.

Keywords

Clay Pneumonia Anemia Dermatitis Nism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dickson D. Despommier
    • 1
  • Robert W. Gwadz
    • 2
  • Peter J. Hotez
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia University, Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Malaria Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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