Basic Summary for Hookworm


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Main name of condition: Hookworm
Other names or spellings: Ancylostomiasis


What is Hookworm?
  Brief description of Hookworm: Worm spread through feces with poor sanitation.
  Parent types of Hookworm: Worm conditions, Roundworm, Diseases contagious from contaminated water
  Types of Hookworm: Necator americanus, Ancylostoma canium, Ancyclostoma duodenale
Who gets Hookworm?
  Geography Profile for Hookworm: One of the most common species, Ancylostoma duodenale (an-cy-CLO-sto-ma doe-AH-den-al), is found in southern Europe, northern Africa, northern Asia, and parts of South America. A second species, Necator americanus (ne-KAY-tor am-er-i-CON-us), was widespread in the southeastern United States early in this century. The Rockefeller Sanitary Commission was founded in response, and hookworm infection has been largely controlled. 1
How serious is Hookworm?
  Complications of Hookworm: see complications of Hookworm
What causes Hookworm?
  Class of Condition for Hookworm: parasite worm
  Risk factors for Hookworm: see risk factors for Hookworm
What are the symptoms of Hookworm?
  Symptoms of Hookworm: see symptoms of Hookworm
Can anyone else get Hookworm?
  Contagion of Hookworm: Spread by human feces in areas of poor sanitation.
  More information: see contagiousness of Hookworm
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Hookworm: see treatments for Hookworm
Society issues for Hookworm
  Hospitalization statistics for Hookworm: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hookworm:
  • 0.0001% (10) of hospital consultant episodes were for hookworm diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 78% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for hookworm diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for hookworm diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for hookworm diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 20% of hospital consultant episodes for hookworm diseases were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (19) of hospital bed days were for hookworm diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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