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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 1 ( January-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

An Unusual Parasite in a Colostomy Wound

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.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10068-3028

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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.


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