Hemoquant determination of hookworm-related blood loss and its role in iron deficiency in African children.

@article{Stoltzfus1996HemoquantDO,
  title={Hemoquant determination of hookworm-related blood loss and its role in iron deficiency in African children.},
  author={Rebecca J Stoltzfus and Marco Albonico and Hababu M. Chwaya and Lorenzo Savioli and James M. Tielsch and Kerry J. Schulze and Ray Yip},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={399-404}
}
Iron deficiency remains the most prevalent form of human malnutrition, and current interventions to control it have not decreased the global prevalence. Hookworm control activities are becoming more widely implemented, but the importance of these efforts to prevent anemia in populations is not well-defined. We studied the relationships among hookworm infection, intestinal blood loss, and iron status of 203 Zanzibari school children. Helminth infection intensity was quantified by fecal egg… CONTINUE READING
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