Necator americanus


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Related to Necator americanus: Trichinella spiralis, Ancylostoma duodenale, Strongyloides stercoralis, Wuchereria bancrofti

Necator americanus

[nekā′tər]
Etymology: L, necare, to kill
a genus of nematode that is an intestinal parasite and causes hookworm disease. See also Ancylostoma.

Necator americanus

Medtalk Hookworm, see there.
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NECATOR AMERICANUS
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Necator americanus

A parasitic hookworm found worldwide that is responsible for iron-deficiency anemia and impaired growth in children. See: hookworm; illustration
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See also: Necator

Necator

a genus of hookworm in the subfamily Necatorinae.

Necator americanus
the common hookworm of humans, found also in pigs and dogs.
Necator suillus
see N. americanus (above), found in pigs.
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and Necator americanus to pancolitis, it is not clear the contribution that these made in EM's condition, although they may have added to her overall inflammatory burden.
Necator americanus (human hookworm) aspartyl proteinases and digestion of skin macromolecules during skin penetration.
They also carry parasitic nematodes such as Necator americanus, Ancylostoma duodenale, Enterobius vermicularis and Ascaris lumbricoides.
The stool clearance rates for the various types of parasites were 71%-100% (Ascaris lumbricoides [11 of 13], Entamoeba histolytica [5 of 7], Necator americanus [4 of 5], Strongyloides stercoralis [4 of 4], Trichuris trichiura [3 of 3], Giardia lamblia [2 of 2], and Taenia saginata [1 of 1]).