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Description:This embryonated egg is indistinguishable between the Ancylostoma duodenale or Necator americanus hookworm.
Diagnostic characteristics of a hookworm egg are its thin shell, oval or ellipsoidal shape, and 57µm-76µm x 35µm-47µm in size. If ingested, hookworm can develop cause intestinal problems such as mild diarrhea or cramps.
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Content Providers(s):CDC
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC – Division of Parasitic Disease Information – Hookworm Infection
CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Hookworm
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