uncinariasis


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an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis

(an'si-lō-stō-mī'ă-sis, an'ki-),
Hookworm disease caused by Ancylostoma duodenale and characterized by eosinophilia, anemia, emaciation, dyspepsia, and, in children with severe chronic infections, swelling of the abdomen with mental and physical maldevelopment.

uncinariasis

(1) Ancylostomiasis, see there (ground itch).
(2) Infection by the northern carnivore hookworm (Uncinaria stenocephala).

uncinariasis

(ŭn″sĭn-ă-rī′ă-sĭs)
The condition of being infested with hookworms (i.e., worms of the genus Uncinaria).

uncinariasis

the disease caused by uncinaria in cats and dogs. Similar to, but less severe than ancylostomiasis, with only mild blood loss and enteritis.
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LOS ALCANCES DEL INFORME DE 1912: UNCINARIASIS EN PUERTO RICO, UN PROBLEMA MAaAaAeAeDICO Y ECONAaAaAeAo
3]n de la Anemia q lleva por tAaAaAeA-tulo Uncinariasis en Puerto Rico, un problema mAaAaAeA[c]di econAaAaAeA[sup.
El primer apartado se titula "Condiciones que afectan al desarrollo de la uncinariasis en Puerto Rico", resume la historia de Puerto Rico a fin de proponer el origen de esta enfermedad que se le achaca al esclavo que trabajAaAaAeA[sup.
La tercera parte, "Plan para combatir uncinariasis en Puerto Rico", describe en quince pAaAaAeA
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3]lica, la uncinariasis deviene en una enfermedad que arrastra lastre centenario, esa niebla a la que Ashford alude y que pretende eliminar.
The Governor's report mentioned Assistant Surgeon Ashford and his "demonstration" of uncinariasis but, curiously, it expressed some doubts about the identity of the disease: "It is also probable that many of the deaths reported as due to anaemia are really caused by malaria" (11).
Ashford's demonstration of uncinariasis was propitiated by a catastrophic tropical event: hurricane San Ciriaco (8 August 1899), which devastated the Island and dismantled the coffee economy.
Interestingly, the different laws enacted for the creation of the PRACs were very brief and just mentioned the disease as tropical anemia or uncinariasis.
Uncinariasis was defined as a specific infectious disease of tropical and inter-tropical countries, with other endemic foci in temperate zones, where conditions of temperature and humidity enable the development of the larva (PRACs, First Report, 1 December 1904).
Ashford's demonstration of uncinariasis in 1899, contextualized by a catastrophic tropical event and the presence of the chronic and endemic peasants' anemia, seems decisive in the development of tropical medicine in Puerto Rico.
El impacto de la campana contra la uncinariasis y la politica de salud publica norteamericana en Puerto Rico; Departamento de Historia, Facultad de Humanidades, UPR, Recinto de Rio Piedras, 1991 (Tesis M.