oa South African Medical Journal - Hookworm in Natal Natives
|Article Title||Hookworm in Natal Natives|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 McCord Zulu Hospital, Durban|
|Publication Date||Oct 1936|
|Pages||710 - 712|
|Keyword(s)||Blood changes, Ground itch, Hookworm, Incidence, Natal and Natives|
Out of 199 stools of native male adults examined by the flotation method, 30, or 15 per cent., were found to contain hookwarm ova. Only 5 of the 30 cases gave a history of sores on the feet which may have been caused by the entrance of the hoolworm larvae. In the absence of other disease, hookworm infestation apparently causes no ill-effects in the native male adult; where, however, the hookworm infestation is associated with some sever concomitant disease, such as tuberculosis or dysentery, there is a degree of anaemia to be produced greater than that which accompanies these diseases in the absence of an associated hookworm infestation.
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