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ID#:5221
Description:This micrograph depicts the tail tip of a Strongyloides filariform infective stage larvae on the left, and a hookworm on the right. Note the characteristic “fork-shaped” tip of the Strongyloides’ tail, which is a morphologic feature exhibited by this genus when in its filariform stage of development.
The Strongyloides nematode has a more complex life cycle than that of most nematodes with its alternation between free-living and parasitic cycles, and its potential for autoinfection and multiplication within the host.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1980
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Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx): Hookworm
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx): Strongyloides
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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