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Description:This illustration depicts a number of trematode species eggs, which have been found in human stool specimens. Trematodes are members of the class, Trematoda, within the phylum, Platyhelminthes, or flatworms, also known as parasitic flukes.
Those species illustrated here included Schistosoma japonicum, S. mansoni, S. haematobium, Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis felincus, Heterophyes heterophyes, Metagonimus yokogawai, Paragonimus westermani, Fasciola hepatica, and Fasciolopsis buski.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1973
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Links:CDC – US Dept of Health and Human Services; Public Health Service; “Morphology of Diagnostic Stages of Intestinal Parasites of Humans”, by M. M. Brooke, Sc.D., D. M. Melvin, Ph.D., Second Edition, 1984, Reprinted 1989
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