Hookworm disease

nutritional implications.

E. P. Variyam, J. G. Banwell

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Abstract

Iron-deficiency anemia resulting from intestinal blood loss is the major consequence of hookworm infection. Development of the anemia can be prevented, and it can be treated by administration of iron. Hypoproteinemia, often associated with hookworm infection, may be the result of either protein malnutrition or increased intestinal loss of protein. It is unlikely that the worms cause diffuse morphologic or functional alterations of the intestine. Fortification or supplementation with iron is a practical method to control hookworm disease in endemic areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)830-835
Number of pages6
JournalReviews of Infectious Diseases
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Hookworm Infections
Ancylostomatoidea
Iron
Hypoproteinemia
Endemic Diseases
Iron-Deficiency Anemias
Malnutrition
Intestines
Anemia
Proteins

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Variyam, E. P., & Banwell, J. G. (1982). Hookworm disease: nutritional implications. Reviews of Infectious Diseases, 4(4), 830-835.

Hookworm disease : nutritional implications. / Variyam, E. P.; Banwell, J. G.

In: Reviews of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 4, No. 4, 07.1982, p. 830-835.

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Variyam, EP & Banwell, JG 1982, 'Hookworm disease: nutritional implications.', Reviews of Infectious Diseases, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 830-835.
Variyam EP, Banwell JG. Hookworm disease: nutritional implications. Reviews of Infectious Diseases. 1982 Jul;4(4):830-835.
Variyam, E. P. ; Banwell, J. G. / Hookworm disease : nutritional implications. In: Reviews of Infectious Diseases. 1982 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 830-835.
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