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Reader with Worms Emerging from Skin Needs Immediate Medical Attention

A reader wrote to us in an understandable frenzy because she has white worms (or worm-like things) coming out of her skin. She included the following picture:

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Hook Worm Diagnosis and Treatment

Hook worm is a condition characterized by an infestation of parasites in the intestines of animals. Intestinal parasites that are quite common in cats and dogs, particularly kittens and puppies. They can also infect humans.

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Hook Worms

Hook worms are intestinal parasites that are quite common in cats and dogs, especially kittens and puppies. They can also infect humans. Hook worms (also written as “hookworms”) can be found throughout North America, but some types of hook worm are more likely to be found in tropical and semitropical regions. There are several types of hook worm including: A. caninum (canine hook worm), A. braziliense (canine and feline hookworm), U. stenocephala (Northern canine hook worm), and A. tubaeforme (feline hook worm).

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Hook Worms

Hook worms can not only invade your family pet, but can also infect people. Hook worms infect both pets and people in the same way, by penetrating the skin.

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Hook Worms – A Global Problem

Hook worms can be be transmitted by contaminated soil or feces. Currently it is believed that as many as one-fifth of the world’s population is infected with hook worms.