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Medical Term:

ancylostomiasis

Pronunciation: an′si-lō-stō-mī′ă-sis, an′ki-

Definition

Hookworm disease caused by Ancylostoma duodenale and characterized by eosinophilia, anemia, emaciation, dyspepsia, and, in children with severe chronic infections, swelling of the abdomen with mental and physical maldevelopment.

Synonym(s): ankylostomiasis, intertropical hyphemia, tropic hyphemia, miner's disease, tunnel disease, uncinariasis

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