Necator americanus


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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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sito Necator americanus, asAaAaAeA- con otras formas de anemia.
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]).
Strongyloides stercoralis (threadworm) and Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale (hookworms) are less common here but should be considered in immigrants, such as our patient.
Necator americanus is the most prevalent hookworm in the United States, found in the southeast.
Blood loss in hookworm infections such as Necator americanus and Ankylostoma duodenale is strongly and linearly correlated with worm load and faecal egg count.
Mixed infection with intestinal worms (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale) is very common, with evidence of household aggregation of infection.
Ascaris lumbricoides Trichuris trichiura Dia 1 8 30 1 8 30 Numero 16 8 3 21 15 16 McNemar (1) 4,90 9,60 2,08 1,45 Necator americanus Dia 1 8 30 Numero 11 2 7 McNemar (1) 7,11 1,13 B.
Human infections with Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale hookworms continue to be recognized as a leading cause of iron deficiency anemia and protein malnutrition in developing countries (1).