Hookworm infection


Appropriate Tests


Ova cysts parasites faeces when clinical symptoms are present.


Full blood count; Anaemia and Eosinophilia are common.



Lung infiltrates



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