Helminths

J. Eckert

Helminths (helmins: worm) are parasitic metazoans from the phyla Platy-helmintha (flatworms), Nematoda (roundworms), and Acanthocephala (thorny-headed worms). The organisms in this last phylum are of little significance as human parasites. Table 10.1, p. 545 provides a taxonomic overview of the groups covered in the text.

Eggs and Larvae of Important Helminths

Eggs and Larvae of Important Helminths

Helminths Eggs
Fig.10.1 Differential diagnosis of the eggs of important helminths (trematodes, cestodes, and nematodes) and of the larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis. Note: images are not to the same scale! (Images of Hymenolepis and Enterobius: H. Mehlhorn, Düsseldorf.)

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    How big are helminth eggs?
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