Anaemia & parasitism: Do they go hand in hand?

Vinay Khanna, Kriti Tilak, Ruchee Khanna, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B1106-B1110
JournalInternational Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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