Ancylostoma ceylanicum

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An·cy·los·to·ma cey·la·n'i·cum

species found in the civet cat of Sri Lanka; rarely, reported from humans as an intestinal parasite in humans in Southeast Asia.


a genus of nematode parasites (hookworm) belonging to the family Ancylostomatidae.

Ancylostoma brasiliense
a species parasitic in dogs and cats in tropical and subtropical regions; its larvae may cause creeping eruption in humans.
Ancylostoma caninum
the common hookworm of dogs.
Ancylostoma ceylanicum
a hookworm of dogs and cats in Asia; resembles A. braziliense.
Ancylostoma tubaeforme
the hookworm of cats.
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Genetic characterization of the partial mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase c subunit I (cox 1) gene of the zoonotic parasitic nematode, Ancylostoma ceylanicum from humans, dogs and cats.
Zoonotic Ancylostoma ceylanicum infection detected by endoscopy.
Diagnosis of Ancylostoma ceylanicum infestation by single-balloon enteroscopy.
PCR-based coprodiagnostic tools reveal dogs as reservoirs of zoonotic ancylostomiasis caused by Ancylostoma ceylanicum in temple communities in Bangkok.
Comparative studies on Ancylostoma braziliense and Ancylostoma ceylanicum I.
Recent molecular-based epidemiologic surveys have shown Ancylostoma ceylanicum to be the second most common hookworm species infecting humans in Asia.