Gastrointestinal (not liver)

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D.

Revised: 10 November 2018, last major update November 2018

Copyright: (c) 2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Trichostrongylus[TI] free full text[sb]

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Trichostrongylus. website. Accessed December 12th, 2018.
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Trichostrongylus egg

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Trichostrongylus egg


Trichostrongylus egg

Differential diagnosis
  • Egg resembles those of the hookworm (Oesophagostomum, Ternidens) and Strongyloides stercoralis (rare in stool) but the larger size (85 micrometers long) and tapered end favors Trichostrongylus