Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier
On episode 21 of the podcast This Week in Parasitism, Vincent and Dickson review the biology and pathogenesis of Ascaris lumbricoides, one of the largest nematodes to infect humans.
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- Ascaris lumbricoides adult female (top) and male (jpg)
- Ascaris lumbricoides life cycle (jpg)
- Child with distended abdomen due to Ascaris (jpg)
- Adult Ascaris removed from child in previous figure (jpg)
- Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati life cycle (jpg)
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3 thoughts on “TWiP 21: The giant intestinal worm, Ascaris lumbricoides”
Those are some big worms…
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where can we get live samples of ascaris lumbricoides? is there a possibility that it is commercially available?
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