Anaemia & Parasitism: Do they go Hand in Hand?

Khanna, Vinay and Tilak, Kriti and Khanna, Ruchee and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay (2015) Anaemia & Parasitism: Do they go Hand in Hand? International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 6 (2). 1106 -1110. ISSN 0975-6299

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Anaemia is considered as the chief cause of iron deficiency in the body which is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency throughout the world. Anaemia accounts for significant morbidity particularly in underdeveloped countries. Parasitic infestations are among the leading health problems in resource poor countries due to poor hygienic conditions. In the present study we aim to analyse association between anaemia and parasitism. We found that the leading parasites causing blood loss and hence resulting in anaemia are hookworm, whipworm, Giardia lamblia and Blastocystis hominis. We therefore conclude a positive association between parasitism and anaemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaemia; Parasitic diseases
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2016 09:00

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