Hookworm infection

Last updated: Monday, 13, December, 2010
ManifestationsAppropriate Tests
Faeces - ova, cysts and parasites when clinical symptoms are present.

Pruritus

Lung infiltrates

Malabsorption

An uncommon cause of malabsorption in children.

Iron deficiency anaemia

FBC; stool ova counts may help establish that iron deficiency anaemia is likely to be due to the hookworm infection. See Iron deficiency