Hookworm control as a strategy to prevent iron deficiency.

  title={Hookworm control as a strategy to prevent iron deficiency.},
  author={Rebecca J Stoltzfus and Michele L. Dreyfuss and Hababu M. Chwaya and Marco Albonico},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  volume={55 6},
The hookworms Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale infect approximately 1 billion people worldwide. The prevalence of hookworm infection increases with age in children, typically reaching a plateau in late adolescence, whereas the intensity of infection may continue to increase throughout adulthood. Hookworms cause intestinal blood loss in amounts proportional to the number of adult worms in the gut. The relationship between hookworm infection intensity and hemoglobin concentration is… CONTINUE READING
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