Intestinal geohelminthiasis in the developing world.

  title={Intestinal geohelminthiasis in the developing world.},
  author={Shanthi Ananthakrishnan and P. Nalini and S. P. Pani},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  volume={10 2},
Intestinal parasitic helminths such as roundworms (Ascaris lumbricoides), hookworms (Ancylostoma doudenale and Necator americanus) and whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) are common in the developing world. Strongyloides stercoralis, though not so common, also contributes to health problems. The prevalence of intestinal worm infestation in India varies from 5% to 76%, which is similar to that in other developing countries. These parasitic infestations are acquired by ingestion, inhalation or… CONTINUE READING
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