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Selvaraj Stephen, Robinson Smiles
Keywords : Ancylostoma duodenale, Colostomy wound, Hookworm
Citation Information : Stephen S, Smiles R. An Unusual Parasite in a Colostomy Wound. J Gastrointest Infect 2019; 9 (1):53-54.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 16-07-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).
Hookworms are common intestinal nematodes in tropical countries. Two of them are, viz., Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. Small intestine of man is the normal habitat of adult hookworms. Both the adult worms and eggs are excreted and can be seen in the stool specimens. The presence of adult A. duodenale and the eggs in the colostomy wound of a male patient makes an interesting case report to share with the medical fraternity.