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Americanus (New Latin) - Belonging to America
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Necator Americanus

"American" hookworms that burrow into feet from ground, migrate to intestines where they "kill" cells by sucking blood from mucosal wall

  • Barefoot
  • Fe deficiency anemia
  • Ground itch
  • Similar to Ancylostoma duodenale

  • MedyQuestion
    • An 8 year old boy from Georgia is brought to his primary care doctor because of a 3 month history of increasing feelings of fatigue. The patient’s parents say that over the summer, he would often times play outside barefoot with his brothers. On physical exam, the patient’s conjunctiva appears pale with dry pale mouth and tongue. The physician orders an iron study which demonstrated iron deficiency anemia. Given the patient’s symptoms, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?

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