oa South African Medical Journal - Hookworm infection and iron-deficiency anaemia in Durban
|Article Title||Hookworm infection and iron-deficiency anaemia in Durban|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Medicine, University of Natal and Amoebiasis Research Unit, Durban|
|Publication Date||Mar 1966|
|Pages||244 - 246|
|Keyword(s)||Durban, Haematology, Hookworm infection, Incidence, Iron-deficiency anaemia and Parasitology|
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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