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Hookw 9 *
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..
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