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what does a hookworm look like

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Anemia: For blood loss due to the feeding worm.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Anti-parasitics: After obtaining a medical history, performing an examination & obtaining indicated medical tests, the doctor would normally prescribe an antiparasitic ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: They hook onto the bowel wall leading to blood loss. They also cause protein loss. In children, it can slow growth and mental development.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually: It is usually more like wheals or hives. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Which hookworm? Necator americanus is most common in the usa, although dogs may be infected with ancylostoma caninus. There are no specific symptoms ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Hookworms enter your body when you walk on infected grassland, commonly infected from the feces of infected animals including dogs. The infection is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: They prefer the digestive tract.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
?Question?: Not sure of your question? This site may help: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1108784-overview#overview clarify question if you need further ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: If one has hookworm infestation, the worm is generally not seen in the stool but hookworm eggs are. Dog hookworm can cause rashes in people related t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Intestines: They do not.

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