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Case Report

Duodenal Hookworm- An Endoscopic Diagnosis

Vikas Singla, Varun Gupta*, Ashish Kumar, Praveen Sharma, Naresh Bansal and Anil Arora
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author : Varun Gupta
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 07, 2016 Accepted: February 17, 2016 Published: February 22, 2016
Citation: Singla V, Gupta V, Kumar A, Sharma P, Bansal N, et al. (2016) Duodenal Hookworm- An Endoscopic Diagnosis. J Infect Dis Ther 4:268. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000268
Copyright: © 2016 Singla V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Hookworm infections are not an uncommon cause of anemia and can affect any age group. Usually a diagnosis is made by identifying eggs in the stool samples. In this case of 61 years old male, who was suffering from anemia for last one year without any identifiable cause we were able to identify hookworm infestations in the duodenum by performing an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Patient recovered completely by giving a single stat dose of albendazole. Gastrointestinal endoscopy can be useful in diagnosing easily treatable hookworm infection if other modalities are inconclusive.


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