Hookworm infection

Manifestations

Appropriate Tests

 

Ova cysts parasites faeces when clinical symptoms are present.

 

Full blood count; Anaemia and Eosinophilia are common.

Pruritis

 

Lung infiltrates

 

Malabsorption

An uncommon cause of malabsorption in children.

Iron deficiency anaemia

Full blood count. Ova cysts parasites faeces - stool ova counts may help establish that iron deficiency anaemia is likely to be due to the hookworm infection. See Iron deficiency