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Zoonotic Ancylostoma ceylanicum Infection Detected by Endoscopy

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  • Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Parasite Southeast Asia Diagnostic (Para:SEAD) Laboratory, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sunway Medical Centre, No. 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

We report a case of Ancylostoma ceylanicum infection detected by endoscopy. It was diagnosed and confirmed using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. The patient is a 58-year-old Malaysian woman who lives in a rural area, where uncontrolled populations of stray and semidomesticated dogs live in close proximity with humans.

Author Notes

* Address correspondence to Romano Ngui, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. E-mail: skyromano@gmail.com

Authors' addresses: Romano Ngui, Yvonne A. L. Lim, Wan Hafiz Wan Ismail, and Rohela Mahmud, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, E-mails: skyromano@gmail.com, limailian@um.edu.my, wanhafiz@ummc.edu.my, and rohela@ummc.edu.my. Kie Nyok Lim, Sunway Medical Centre, No. 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, E-mail: klelim@yahoo.com.

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