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Strongyloides stercoralis image

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Strongyloides stercoralis

Strongyloides stercoralis

This is the rhabditiform larvae of this parasite. This stage is seen in the stools of infected patients. The egg stage is rarely seen.

This microphotographic image was taken at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. The OSPHL Parasitology Department is equipped with a Leica DC 200 digital camera mounted on a Leica DMLS microscope. This equipment is used in conjunction with the Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPDx) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to aid in the rapid diagnosis of unusual or difficult parasitic diseases using digital images and the Internet.
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