Ancylostoma duodenale- An Overview


Ancylostoma duodenale is a parasitic roundworm that infects the small intestine of humans and causes a disease called hookworm infection. Hookworm infection is one of the most common neglected tropical diseases, affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, especially in poor and rural areas. Hookworm infection can cause anemia, malnutrition, growth retardation, and cognitive impairment in children and adults.