TAILIEUCHUNG - Diagnostic dilemma in hookworm infection: An unusual presentation

In this study, a patient who was hospitalized with severe anaemia in the department of Internal Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh is presented. The patient had fever, swelling of feet since 8 months and cough with expectoration since last 3 months along with significant weight loss three months prior to admission. Severe Iron deficiency anaemia was diagnosed in this patient by laboratory analysis. Patient did not improve despite being transfused with 2 units of packed RBC. Stool examination was performed later as there were no haematological factors associated with severe anaemia. | Diagnostic dilemma in hookworm infection: An unusual presentation