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Lancet. 1990 Jun 2;335(8701):1299-302.

Human eosinophilic enteritis caused by dog hookworm Ancylostoma caninum.

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Department of Parasitology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.

Abstract

An epidemic of eosinophilic enteritis (93 cases) has occurred in Townsville, northern Queensland, Australia. A hookworm was found attached to a resected, inflamed ileal segment from 1 patient but the species could not be identified. An adult hookworm of species Ancylostoma caninum was recovered at colonoscopy from the terminal ileum of a later patient. All of 38 patients interviewed in an epidemiological survey described behaviour which could have exposed them to infective larvae of this widespread dog parasite.

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PMID:
1971376
DOI:
10.1016/0140-6736(90)91186-e
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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