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Trichuris trichiura adult female

posterior end (straight)

thin arterior end penetrates the intestinal mucosa in pin-like fashion

Trichuris trichiura adult male

thin arterior portion penetrates the intestinal mucosa thick fleshy portion
Note: Observe the thin extension found on the curved posterior end. This represents the SPICULE of the male parasite.

Trichuris trichiura egg

hyaline mucous plugs

Shape: Japanese Lantern or Barrel shape

Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) - a close relative of Capillaria Philippinensis

Trichuris trichiura hyaline mucous plugs

Capillaria Philippinensis flat mucous plugs


Shape: Japanese Lantern or Barrel

Shape: Peanut or Guitar