Ancylostoma

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Ancylostoma

 [an″sĭ-los´to-mah]
a genus of parasitic hookworms.
Ancylostoma america´num Necator americanus.
Ancylostoma brazilien´se a species parasitic in dogs and cats in tropical and subtropical regions; its larvae may cause a creeping eruption in humans.
Ancylostoma cani´num the common hookworm of dogs and cats.
Ancylostoma duodena´le a common hookworm parasitic in the human small intestine.

Ancylostoma

(an'si-los'tō-mă, an-ki-),
A genus of Nematoda, the Old World hookworm, the members of which are parasitic in the duodenum. They attach themselves to villi in the mucous membrane, suck blood, and may cause anemia, especially in cases of malnutrition. The eggs are passed with the feces, and the larvae develop in moist soil to become infectious third-stage (filariform) larvae that enter the human body through the skin and possibly in drinking water; they migrate by the bloodstream to lung alveoli, are carried to bronchi and trachea, swallowed, and passed to the intestine, where they mature.
See also: ancylostomiasis, Necator.
Synonym(s): Ankylostoma (1)
[G. ankylos, curved, hooked, + stoma, mouth]

An·cy·los·to·ma

, Ankylostoma (ansi-lo-stō-mă, angki-)
A genus of Nematoda, the Old World hookworm, the members of which are parasitic in the duodenum. They attach themselves to the mucous membrane, suck blood, and may cause anemia. The eggs are passed with the feces, and the larvae develop in moist soil to become infectious third-stage (filariform) larvae that enter the human body through the skin and possibly in drinking water; they migrate by the bloodstream to lung alveoli, are carried to bronchi and trachea, swallowed, and passed to the intestine, where they mature.
See also: ancylostomiasis, Necator
[G. ankylos, curved, hooked, + stoma, mouth]
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nana 7 0.9 0.06 Ascaris lumbriciods 6 0.8 0.05 Trichuiris trichuira 4 0.5 0.03 Ankylostoma duodenal 1 0.1 0.02 Total infected 740 100 6.2 * The data reflects the % out of only positive specimens.
Blood loss in hookworm infections such as Necator americanus and Ankylostoma duodenale is strongly and linearly correlated with worm load and faecal egg count.
A este parasito lo llamo Ankylostoma, aunque, en realidad, se trataba de un nuevo genero de la lombriz, que hoy dia se conoce como Necator americanus.