Soil Transmitted Helminths

Hookworm: Characteristics, Life Cycle, Pathogenesis and Diagnosis

Hookworm: Characteristics, Life Cycle, Pathogenesis and Diagnosis

N. americanus is the most common hookworm worldwide, whereas A. duodenale is more geographically restricted. Iron-deficiency anemia and protein-energy malnutrition from blood loss are the two major manifestations of hookworm infections.

Ascaris lumbricoides: Life cycle, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Ascaris lumbricoides: Life cycle, Pathogenesis, Lab Diagnosis

Ascaris infection (ascariasis) is the most common human worm infection with nearly 1 billion cases every year.