Infectious Disease Compendium

Ancylostoma caninum

Microbiology

A dog hookworm. Ick.

Epidemiologic Risks

Lying in dog poo on a beach where they have used the sand as a toilet.

Syndromes

Causes an eosinophilic gastroenteritis, cutaneous larva migrans.

Treatment

Mebendazole 100 mg tid for 3 days.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Ancylostoma braziliense 126.2.