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Description:This micrograph reveals an egg from the Oriental, or Chinese liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis; Mag. 128X.
After ingestion, the metacercariae encyst in the duodenum and ascend the biliary tract through the ampulla of Vater. Maturation takes approximately 1mo. The adult flukes, which measure 10-25 mm x 3-5 mm, reside in small and medium sized biliary ducts.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Mae Melvin
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC - National Center for Infectious Diseases; Division of Parasitic Diseases: Clonorchiasis
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