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The typical eggs are elliptical shaped and thin-shelled, which resemble those of hookworms, except for the longer length (73 ~ 95 × 40 ~ 50 Μm) and pointed ends. The eggs are usually laid segmenting in the morula stage of embryonation. Nevertheless, differential diagnosis between hookworm and Trichostrongylus spp. by egg morphology is dif’cult. Some eggs are almost practically indistinguishable on cellophane-thick smears (Kato-Katz stool preparation), one of the most commonly used stool examination methods. The larvae have a characteristic small caudal knob at the posterior end.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781439812433
ISBN (Print)9781439812426
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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