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Description:This child with hookworm shows visible signs of edema, and was diagnosed with anemia as well.
The hookworm uses its sharp cutting teeth to grasp firmly to the intestinal wall, and while remaining fastened in place, ingests the host’s blood, obtaining its nutrients in this fashion, thereby, causing the sufferer to become anemic.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Myron G. Schultz
Creation Date:1986
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Links:CDC – National Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases: Hookworm Infection
CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Hookworm
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