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Description:This micrograph reveals a Strongyloides stercoralis parasite embedded in the intestinal mucosa.
S. stercoralis is a nematode parasite that infects humans, primates, and dogs. The life cycle is complex, alternating between free-living and parasitic cycles, and includes autoinfection and multiplication within the host.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Fred Gilbert
Creation Date:1972
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx): Strongyloides
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