How to identfy the species of Strongyloides - case study

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Friday, 10 May, 2013

I have just added a case study of how to identify species of Strongyloides, a gastrointestinal worm, if free-living females are found in human faecal specimens. It is particularly important to be confident a patient has Strongyloides stercoralis since this species causes a life-long infection that can cause serious disease and even death occasionally.

See this page.

Image of Strongyloides free-living females from Miles Beaman.

Posted by Rick Speare