Variations in egg size ofTrichuris trichiura

  title={Variations in egg size ofTrichuris trichiura},
  author={Hisao Yoshikawa and Minoru Yamada and Yasunobu Matsumoto and Yamato Yoshida},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
In patients infected withTrichuris trichiura, large eggs as well as more typical eggs were frequently found in the feces; these large eggs have been attributed to human infection byT. vulpis. To clarify whether the female worms laying the large eggs wereT. trichiura orT. vulpis, we examined the morphology of adult worms and the size of whipworm eggs obtained from a patient and from several domestic dogs. Adult femaleT. trichiura worms were easily and quickly distinguished from those ofT. vulpis… CONTINUE READING

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