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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part M (2016)

A detailed study of various grades of anaemia in patients with hookworm infection diagnosed by doing upper gastro intestinal endoscopy

Author(s)
Govindarajalu Ganesan
Abstract
Objective: Anaemia is commonly reported to occur in hookworm infection. Hence a detailed study was done to know about the various grades of anaemia in patients with hookworm infection diagnosed by doing upper gastro intestinal endoscopy.
Methods: A study of 1307 patients who had undergone upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy for a period of 5 years and one month from May 2009 to May 2014 was carried out to know about the various grades of anaemia in patients with hookworm infection diagnosed by doing upper gastro intestinal endoscopy.
Results: Out of these 1307 patients, 14 patients found to have hookworms in duodenum while doing upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy were taken into consideration for our study. Out of these14 patients with hookworms in duodenum, 5patients did not have anaemia, 6 patients had mild anaemia,1 patient had moderate anaemia and 2 patients were found to have severe anaemia. Hence 11 out of 14 patients with hookworms in duodenum had absence of anaemia and mild anaemia. Hence majority of the patients with hookworms in duodenum were in the early stage of hookworm infection in our study since 11 out of 14 patients had absence of anaemia and only mild anaemia. Only 3 out of 14 patients with hookworms in duodenum had moderate anaemia and severe anaemia. Hence only few patients with hookworms in duodenum were in the late stage of hookworm infection in our study since only 3 out of 14 patients had moderate anaemia and severe anaemia.
Conclusion: Hence majority of the patients with hookworms in duodenum were in the early stage of hookworm infection in our study. Only few patients with hookworms in duodenum were in the late stage of hookworm infection in our study.
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How to cite this article:
Govindarajalu Ganesan. A detailed study of various grades of anaemia in patients with hookworm infection diagnosed by doing upper gastro intestinal endoscopy. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):871-873.
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