Overt gastrointestinal bleeding because of hookworm infection.

Asian Pacific journal of tropical medicine

PubMedID: 22449530

Chen JM, Zhang XM, Wang LJ, Chen Y, Du Q, Cai JT. Overt gastrointestinal bleeding because of hookworm infection. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012;5(4):331-2.
Hookworm infection is a relatively common cause of anemia in endemic areas. The most common hookworm species are Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. In this report we present a case of overt gastrointestinal bleeding because of hookworm infection. CAPSULE
endoscopy revealed many hookworms in the lumen of proximal jejunum where active bleeding was seen.The patient was successfully treated with Albendazole.