Recurrent severe anaemia caused by multiple infestation with anklylostoma duodenale and entamoeba histolytica in a 5 months old female Nigerian infant

  • PE Akintan
  • A Emokpae
  • CA Mabogunje
  • J Osofisan
Keywords: Infant Anaemia, Worm Infestation, Ankylostoma Duodenale, Entamoeba Histolytica


Worm and parasitic infestation is a common problem in children with most occurring in school age . Low socio economic status and poor sanitary hygiene has been associated with worm infesetation. Though it is rare in infancy, there had been reports in these group of children. However there has been no documented case of multiple infestation in infancy. We hereby report an infant with recurrent anemia and melena and bloody stools caused by anklylostomaduodenale and entamoebahistolytica

Keywords: Infant Anaemia, Worm Infestation, Ankylostoma Duodenale, Entamoeba Histolytica


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