Infectious Disease Compendium

Ancylostoma duodenale


Human hookworm.

Epidemiologic Risks

Walking barefoot in human stool, more common than one might suspect.


Causes iron deficiency anemia, primarily in the US SE and the tropics and subtropics (45 degrees north, 30 degrees south); also ground itch when you walk barefoot in the larva.


Mebendazole 100 mg tid for 3 days OR pyrantel pamoate 11 mg/kg (to a max of 1 g) q d x 3 OR thiabendazole 400 mg x 1.

Last update: 05/05/18