Case reports: acute hookworm infection: an unusual cause of profuse watery diarrhoea in returned travellers.


Lawn, SD; Grant, AD; Wright, SG; (2003) Case reports: acute hookworm infection: an unusual cause of profuse watery diarrhoea in returned travellers. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 97 (4). pp. 414-5. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: 10.1016/S0035-9203(03)90073-3

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Abstract

We describe 3 returned travellers who developed profuse watery diarrhoea associated with marked blood eosinophilia. Delayed appearance of ova in stool samples caused difficulty in establishing diagnoses of acute hookworm infection. Low activity of ivermectin against hookworm resulted in failure of empiric treatment with this agent prior to parasitological diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 15259470
Web of Science ID: 222754700013
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/13033

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