Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The incidence of intestinal worms was determined in 664 autopsies consisting of 586 Indonesian, 69 Chinese and 9 European, all residents of Djakarta.

Hookworm was found in 89.4% among Indonesians, with an average worm load of 62.7; in 59% among Chinese with an average worm load of 39 and three times in Europeans with an average worm load of 17. The average worm load in men was higher than in women, although the incidence was about the same for both sexes. was most often found; , although frequently found, showed a low worm load; was found seven times and once.

was found in a frequency of 86.9% in Indonesians, with an average worm load of 13.3; 70% in Chinese with an average worm load of seven.

was less frequent than . The incidence was 63.6% in Indonesians and 42% in Chinese, while the average worm load was six and four, respectively.

was also found in a high frequency: 39.4% in Indonesians, 36% in Chinese and 4 cases in Europeans.

and species were also found; however, no trematodes and cestodes were recovered from this series of autopsies.


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