Ancylostoma ceylanicum

Last updated on: 21.06.2022

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Ancylostoma ceylanicum sit a zoonotic hookworm of dogs and cats. It has been identified as the second most common hookworm species (Gerber v et al. 2021) systemically infecting humans in Southeast Asia and Oceania(ancylostomiasis).

Human infections with Ancylostoma ceylanicum are responsible for iron deficiency anemia and can lead to malnutrition, especially in children.

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Hookworms affect between 576 and 740 million people worldwide. Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale are traditionally considered the two most important species of hookworms that cause systemic ancylomastomatiasis (ancylostomatidiosis) in humans.

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  3. Traub RJ (2013). Ancylostoma ceylanicum, a re-emerging but neglected parasitic zoonosis. Int J Parasitol 43:1009-1015.

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Ancylostomatidae; Ancylostomiasis;

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Last updated on: 21.06.2022