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Trop Geogr Med. 1992 Oct;44(4):378-80.

Prevalence of hookworm species in Pondicherry, India.

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Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India.


A study was carried out to find out the hookworm species prevalent in Pondicherry, India, based on the identification of filariform larvae recovered from coproculture of hookworm positive stools. A total of 184 hookworm positive stools were cultured using the Harada-Mori coproculture method. The results of the study for the first time showed both hookworm species, Ancylostoma duodenale (60 cases) and Necator americanus (49 cases) to be present in Pondicherry. The former species was relatively more common than the latter. Three cases were infected with both species of hookworm.

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