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Description:Note the short buccal cavity of this rhabditiform, i.e., early noninfectious stage larva of a Strongyloides sp. nematode.
Diagnostic characteristics of rhabditiform-staged Strongyloides spp. larvae include a length of 200µm-250µm (up to 380µm), a short buccal cavity, and a prominent genital primordium, i.e., organs that will become the organism’s genitalia.
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Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC – DPDx Parasites and Health - Strongyloidiasis
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