Talk:Necator americanus

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Incongruency about the filariform skin penetration[edit]

In the "Life cycle" section, the first paragraph states that filariform larvae are able to penetrate human skin and reach the lungs etc, and the next paragraph states that cutaneous larva migrans happens because the filariform larvae are unable to penetrate deep in the skin and thus wander in the skin surface. They sound quite contradictory to me! 187.2.195.59 (talk) 02:48, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

The above comment is correct. I have removed the inaccurate sentences about cutaneous larva migrans. Humans are the definitive host for Necator americanus, and thus Necator americanus is not a cause of cutaneous larva migrans. Cutaneous larva migrans is caused by other members of the hookworm family for which humans are not a definitive host, including Ancylostoma braziliense. The Wikipedia page for cutaneous larva migrans has it right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.218.45.182 (talk) 22:56, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Article Needs More Info[edit]

This article only touches on the available info and really should be worked..Not by me...to make it more informative.Longinus876 (talk) 11:48, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

The recent additions should rather be moved to the page about the infection[edit]

Hi Rarunge: I saw your recent additions (pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology) to this page but if I am not mistaken they should rather be moved to the page about the infection, not about the page of the organism. We are trying to keep the two pages clearly separated for all the different helminths: one page is for the organism, another page is for the disease (see also the hatnote of this article) Doc_James, do you see it like that as well?EvM-Susana (talk) 21:33, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes agree. We do not want a large amount of overlap. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:54, 4 May 2015 (UTC)