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The Nematodes

The Nematodes

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The NematodesThe Nematodes
Ascaris lumbricoidesAscaris lumbricoides
Common name: Giant intestinal round wormCommon name: Giant intestinal round wormDisease: Human ascariasisDisease: Human ascariasis
 
 
MorphologyMorphology
It is the largest and the most commonIt is the largest and the most commonnematode in man.nematode in man.
15-30 cm by 3 mm (male).15-30 cm by 3 mm (male).
20-45 cm by 5 mm (female).20-45 cm by 5 mm (female).
Creamy white or pinkish worm.Creamy white or pinkish worm.
Cylindrical, elongated, tapering gradually atCylindrical, elongated, tapering gradually atthe anterior end.the anterior end.
 
 
Ascaris lumbricoides adult male and female ©Ascaris lumbricoides adult male and female ©Dr Peter  Dr Peter  DarbenDarben,,Queensland University of Technology clinical parasitologyQueensland University of Technology clinical parasitologycollection. Used with permissioncollection. Used with permission
 

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