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Hookworm Disease

Updated : September 17, 2022





Background

Epidemiology

Anatomy

Pathophysiology

Etiology

Genetics

Prognostic Factors

Clinical History

Physical Examination

Age group

Associated comorbidity

Associated activity

Acuity of presentation

Differential Diagnoses

Laboratory Studies

Imaging Studies

Procedures

Histologic Findings

Staging

Treatment Paradigm

by Stage

by Modality

Chemotherapy

Radiation Therapy

Surgical Interventions

Hormone Therapy

Immunotherapy

Hyperthermia

Photodynamic Therapy

Stem Cell Transplant

Targeted Therapy

Palliative Care

Medication

 

pyrantel pamoate 

Indicated for Eosinophilic Enterocolitis Administer 11 mg (as base)/kg orally every day for three days; the maximum dose is 1 gram/dose



levamisole 

Dosing based on weight
Administer 2.5 mg/kg orally as one dose
The maximum dose not to exceed 150 mg/dose



mebendazole 

Take a dose of 100 mg orally twice daily for 3 consecutive days



 

pyrantel pamoate 

off-label:

Indicated for Eosinophilic Enterocolitis (hookworm)
Administer 11 mg (as base)/kg orally every day for three days; the maximum dose is 1 gram/dose



levamisole 

Dosing based on weight
Administer 2.5 mg/kg as one dose
The maximum dose not to exceed 150 mg/dose
Dosing based on Age:
Age one month-less than one year-Administer 40 mg orally as one dose
Age one-seven years- Administer 80 mg orally as one dose
Age greater than seven years- Administer 150 mg orally as one dose



mebendazole 

For <2 years old: Safety and efficacy not established
For ≥2 years old:
Take a dose of 100 mg orally twice daily for 3 consecutive days



 

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Hookworm Disease

Updated : September 17, 2022




pyrantel pamoate 

Indicated for Eosinophilic Enterocolitis Administer 11 mg (as base)/kg orally every day for three days; the maximum dose is 1 gram/dose



levamisole 

Dosing based on weight
Administer 2.5 mg/kg orally as one dose
The maximum dose not to exceed 150 mg/dose



mebendazole 

Take a dose of 100 mg orally twice daily for 3 consecutive days



pyrantel pamoate 

off-label:

Indicated for Eosinophilic Enterocolitis (hookworm)
Administer 11 mg (as base)/kg orally every day for three days; the maximum dose is 1 gram/dose



levamisole 

Dosing based on weight
Administer 2.5 mg/kg as one dose
The maximum dose not to exceed 150 mg/dose
Dosing based on Age:
Age one month-less than one year-Administer 40 mg orally as one dose
Age one-seven years- Administer 80 mg orally as one dose
Age greater than seven years- Administer 150 mg orally as one dose



mebendazole 

For <2 years old: Safety and efficacy not established
For ≥2 years old:
Take a dose of 100 mg orally twice daily for 3 consecutive days