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Hookworm infection of the small intestine, often leading to anemia.
- ‘Symptoms of ancylostomiasis vary by host, but often include diarrhea, weight loss, and severe anemia.’
- ‘Moreover, as discussed above, there was some other cause than ancylostomiasis for the presence of this malabsorption.’
- ‘Up to three stool examinations in the 54 cases showed 14 men with abnormal intestinal parasitology - strongyloidiasis, 6; ankylostomiasis, 3; trichuriasis, 2; amoebiasis, 3.’
- ‘Gastro-intestinal helminths accounted for 68% of all parasitic conditions with ancylostomiasis as the leading cause of mortality.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Ancylostoma (from Greek ankulos ‘crooked’ + stoma ‘mouth’) + -iasis.
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