Ancylostoma: A genus of nematode intestinal parasites that consists of several species. A. duodenale is the common hookworm in humans. A. braziliense, A. ceylonicum, and A. caninum occur primarily in cats and dogs, but all have been known to occur in humans.1


Types may include:2

Types of Ancylostoma:

  • Ancylostoma braziliense
  • Ancylostoma caninum
  • Ancylostoma duodenale

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. Source: CDC Parasites: parasites/ hookworm/ 

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