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CLINICAL IMAGE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 152  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 33

Motile embryonated hookworm larvae in stool


Department of Microbiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University (Deemed to be University), Ammapettai 603 108, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission12-Sep-2019
Date of Web Publication25-May-2021

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Kumar Jada
Department of Microbiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College & Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University (Deemed to be University), Ammapettai 603 108, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_1573_19

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How to cite this article:
Jada SK, Jayakumar K. Motile embryonated hookworm larvae in stool. Indian J Med Res 2020;152, Suppl S1:33

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Jada SK, Jayakumar K. Motile embryonated hookworm larvae in stool. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Aug 4];152, Suppl S1:33. Available from: https://www.ijmr.org.in/text.asp?2020/152/7/33/316719

A nine year old female child visited the Paediatric outpatient department of Shri Sathya Sai Tertiary Care Hospital, Ammapettai, India, in July 2019, with a history of abdominal pain for two days duration and diarrhoea for one day. On clinical examination, she was anaemic (haemoglobin 7 g/dl) and had tenderness in abdomen. Stool examination by routine microscopy revealed segmented eggs and eggs with actively motile rhabditiform hookworm larvae within the egg shell membrane (Video). The motility of the larvae within the egg shell membrane can be seen in the video. Microscopic examination invariably revealed the Ancylostoma duodenale egg or the larvae separately [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Representative image of the motile rhabditiform larvae within the egg shell of hookworm.

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The patient was managed with mebendazole single dose 400 mg, after which she was given iron to correct her anaemia and reviewed after one month for stool examination, which was negative for ova/larvae. She was advised to follow hygienic habits and use of slippers while walking.

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