Hookworm Infestation Diagnosed by Capsule Endoscopy
- Corresponding Author:
- Cedrón-Cheng Hugo
Gastroenterologist in British American Hospital, Lima, Perú
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 26, 2011; Accepted Date: November 12, 2011; Published Date: November 14, 2011
Citation: Cedrón-Cheng H, Ortiz C (2011) Hookworm Infestation Diagnosed by Capsule Endoscopy. J Gastroint Dig Syst S1:003. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.S1-003
Copyright: © 2011 Hugo CC, 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 is one of the most common parasites around the world, especially in warm and moist places. Its diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms of anemia, diarrhea, abdominal pain and weight loss, with the finding of parasites on stool samples. Although hookworm infection is rarely fatal, severe complications could happen due to iron deficiency anemia. Hookworm infestation sometimes is not easy to be detected in stools. We present two patients with different symptoms and negative stool test for Hookworms, both diagnosed on findings of capsule endoscopy.