oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Some aspects of a hookworm "carrier" state in African mineworkers

Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A review of 62 cases suffering from hookworm infestation was carried out at Wankie hospital. It appeared that in the great majority of the patients the condition could be classified as a ""carrier"" state with little abnormality evident on examination. However, even in such a ""carrier"" state a significant difference was noticeable between the average haemoglobin levels of the infested patients and a series of healthy controls.

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