Hookworm Picture

Return to Hookworm Pictures from CDC | Hardin MD : Roundworms

Hookworm
Hookworm
Hookworm
Hookworm
Hookworm
Hookworm
Hookworms 7
Hookworms 8
Hookw 9 *
Hookworm 10
Hookworm 11
Hookworm 12

Hookworm

This child with hookworm shows visible signs of edema, and was diagnosed with anemia as well. The hookworm uses its sharp cutting teeth to grasp firmly to the intestinal wall, and while remaining fastened in place, ingests the hostís blood, obtaining its nutrients in this fashion, thereby, causing the sufferer to become anemic..

Picture & text from CDC/PHIL. For more information see Hookworm Pictures from CDC


eXTReMe Tracker