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Description:This photomicrograph of an intestinal mucosa tissue specimen revealed the presence of a Trichinella spiralis parasitic nematode, which had burrowed itself into the columnar epithelial intestinal lining.
Adult Trichinella spp. reside in the intestinal tract of the vertebrate host, while larvae can be found encapsulated in muscle tissue. Diagnosis is usually made serologically, or based on observation of the larvae in muscle tissue following biopsies or autopsies.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Kaiser
Creation Date:1966
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Links:CDC – Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx); Trichinellosis
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