A case of Ancylostoma ceylanicum infection occurring in an Australian soldier returned from Solomon Islands

Speare, Richard, Bradbury, Richard Stewart, and Croese, John (2016) A case of Ancylostoma ceylanicum infection occurring in an Australian soldier returned from Solomon Islands. Korean Journal of Parasitology, 54 (4). pp. 533-536.

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Abstract

A 26-year-old male member of the Australian Defense Force presented with a history of central abdominal pain of 4 weeks duration and peripheral eosinophilia consistent with eosinophilic enteritis. Acute hookworm disease was diagnosed as the cause. Adult worms recovered from feces after therapy with albendazole were morphologically consistent with Ancylostoma ceylanicum. As the patient had been deployed with the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands for 6 months prior to this presentation, it is very likely that the A. ceylanicum was acquired in Solomon Islands. Until now, it has been assumed that any Ancylostoma spp. recovered from humans in Solomon Islands is A. duodenale. However, this case demonstrates that human hookworm infection acquired in the Solomon Islands could be caused by A. ceylanicum.

Item ID: 49440
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1738-0006
Keywords: Ancylostoma ceylanicum, Eosinophilic enteritis, Hookworm, Solomon Islands
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Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 03:20
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