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Intestinal parasites: Comparative morphology
 

Figure 6
Relative Sizes of Helminth Eggs

Measurements in micrometers (Ám)

Opisthorchis, Clonorchis, Capillaria, Taenia and Hymenolepis nana
  Opisthorchis
viverrini
Clonorchis
sinensis
Capillaria
philippinensis
Taenia
spp.
Hymenolepis
nana

 

Trichuris, Enterobius, fertile Ascaris, Hookworm and Diphyllobothrium
  Trichuris
trichiura
Enterobius
vermicularis
Ascaris
lumbricoides
fertile
Hookworm Diphyllobothrium
latum

 

Hymenolepis diminuta, Trichostrongylus, Nanophyetus, Paragonimus and infertile Ascaris
  Hymenolepis
diminuta
Trichostrongylus
spp.
Nanophyetus
salmincola
Paragonimus
westermani
Ascaris
lumbricoides
infertile

 

Dipylidium, Echinostoma, Fasciolopsis and Fasciola
  Dipylidium
caninum
Echinostoma
spp.
Fasciolopsis
buski
Fasciola
hepatica

 

Schistosoma species
  Schistosoma
japonicum
Schistosoma
mekongi
Schistosoma
haematobium
Schistosoma
intercalatum
Schistosoma
mansoni

 

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