oa South African Medical Journal - Hookworm infection and iron-deficiency anaemia in Durban

Volume 40, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In a consecutive series of 200 African and Indian patients admitted to one medical unit, hookworm infection occurred in 46. In the same series, 49 patients suffered from iron-deficiency anaemia yet only 14 of these had hookworm infection, and in less than half was the load a heavy one.

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