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Hookworm disease
Diagnosis

Diagnostic methods

Parasitological diagnosis
Ova can be easily recovered from fresh stools using direct smears or concentration methods.
In older unpreserved stool samples, rhabditiform larvae can be detected and have to be distinguished from Strongyloides. Hookworm larvae have a long, Strongyloides, a very short buccal cavity!

Molecular diagnosis
Molecular tools in evaluation process

Antigen detection
No tests available

Antibody detection
Is of no diagnostic value

 

Diagnostic strategies

Besides microscopic examinations, no special diagnostic strategy is required!

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