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Unusual Case of Recurrent Severe Anaemia and Hypoalbuminemia in an Infant
Govind Kendre, Yashwant Gabhale, Sujata Sharma.
Department of Paediatrics, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai.
Hookworm infestation is prevalent in children and adults living in tropical countries. The major clinical manifestations of hookworm disease are the consequences of chronic intestinal blood loss. Iron-deficiency anemia and hypoalbuminemia develop when blood loss exceeds the intake and reserves of host iron and protein. Ancylostoma duodenale infestation only rarely occur in infants. We report an infant presenting as recurrent severe anemia and hypoalbuminemia due to Ancylostoma duodenale infestation.

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