ID#: 13370
This image depicts a condition known as a rectal prolapse in a female child due to a parasitic Trichuris trichiura infestation. The rectum has lost its intestinal support due to this nematode invasion, and has emerged from the anal opening. Note the numbers of worms atop the rectal mucosal lining. See PHIL 414, for a close view of a female T. trichiura worm.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (18.33 MB)
Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date:
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.