Complications of Hookworm


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About complications: Complications of Hookworm are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Hookworm. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Hookworm and complications of Hookworm is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Hookworm: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Hookworm includes:

Complications of Hookworm: The most serious results of hookworm infection are the development of anemia and protein deficiency caused by blood loss. When children are continuously infected by many worms, the loss of iron and protein can retard growth and mental development, sometimes irreversibly. Hookworm infection can also cause tiredness, difficulty breathing, enlargement of the heart, and irregular heartbeat. Sometimes hookworm infection is fatal, especially among infants. 1

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1. excerpt from Hookworm Infection: DPD

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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