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pulmonary hookworm disease

After hookworm filamentous larvae invade the human body through the skin or mucous membranes, they travel to the lungs through the lymphatic or blood tract, and penetrate the pulmonary capillaries into the alveoli, causing spotting hemorrhage and inflammatory cell infiltration. The pathological changes of the lungs are similar to those of pulmonary ascariasis. Infection can cause pulmonary lobule consolidation and bronchitis.

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