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Ancylostoma Duodenale Infection Diagnosed by Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Report of a Case Masahiro Komori 1 , Michio Yoshida 1 , Seiji Yoshizawa 2 1Department of Radiology, Munakata Medical Association Hospital 2Department of Internal Medicine, Munakata Medical Association Hospital Keyword: 貧血 , ズビニ鉤虫 , 内視鏡 pp.1075-1079
Published Date 2004/6/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1403100531
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 A72-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with severe anemia. A panendoscopic examination revealed reddish and whitish hookworms attached to the duodenal mucosa. A few of them were removed by biopsy forceps and were identified as Ancylostoma duodenale. The patient was transfused with8units of blood in total and was treated with400mg of pyrantel pamoate per day for two days. After the treatment, her anemia improved and the hookworms completely disappeared. In the past, she had had a history of hospitalization in our and in another hospital two times due to severe anemia. She had undergone several examinations at those times, but no causative lesions had been detected.

 We should consider the possibility of hookworm disease when a patient is suffering from anemia with unknown etiology, and should try to discover the existence of hookworm eggs in the patients stool, especially by using the concentration method.

 1) Department of Radiology, Munakata Medical Association Hospital, Munakata, Japan

 2) Department of Internal Medicine, Munakata Medical Association Hospital, Munakata, Japan


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