ID#: 5243
Description: Caption:
This image depicts an anterior view of a standing female child, who was showing signs of her hookworm infection, which included edema and rash, as well as a diagnosis of anemia. The hookworm uses its sharp cutting teeth to grasp firmly to the victim’s 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/ Myron G. Schultz, DVM, MD, DCMT
Creation Date: 1986
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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