Microbiology & parasitology
Parasites-gastrointestinal (not liver)
Trichostrongylus


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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Trichostrongylus egg



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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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