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Infantile hookworm disease.

Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Indian pediatrics (Impact Factor: 1.04). 02/2010; 47(2):190-2. DOI: 10.1007/s13312-010-0033-2
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Hookworm infection is common but has rarely been reported in neonates or infants. Two cases of hookworm infestation in early infancy are described. The infants presented with malena, severe pallor, lethargy and failure to gain weight. Initial stool examination was non-contributory and diagnosis was made by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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