Hookworm Infection and Intestinal Absorption Amongst Africans in Uganda

John G. BanwellDepartments of Medicine and Pathology, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda

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Phillip D. MarsdenDepartments of Medicine and Pathology, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda

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Victor BlackmanDepartments of Medicine and Pathology, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda

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Patrick J. LeonardDepartments of Medicine and Pathology, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda

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Michael S. R. HuttDepartments of Medicine and Pathology, Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda

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Summary

Hookworm infections were identified in 18 African patients in Uganda who had clincal features of hookworm-disease anemia, and in 30 patients with steatorrhea and the malabsorption syndrome due to chronic exocrine pancreatic disease. Hookworm infection was neither found to be the cause of steatorrhea in patients with hookworm disease, nor a contributory cause of malabsorption in patients with exocrine pancreatic disease and steatorrhoea.

Author Notes

Clinical Investigator, Johns Hopkins University Center for Medical Research and Training, All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, 110 Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta 12, India.

Lecturer, The Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London N, England.

Deputy Director, South Eastern Blood Transfusion Centre, Sutton, Surrey, England.

Biochemist, Biochemistry Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Eire.

Professor of Pathology, Makerere University College Medical School, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.

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