Gastrointestinal (not liver)

Topic Completed: 1 November 2018

Minor changes: 4 March 2020

Revised: 5 February 2019

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

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Trichostrongylus. website. Accessed August 14th, 2020.
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

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
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