Stool: Trichuris trichiura –  Shipped October 2011

Educational Highlights

  • The primary diagnosis of Trichuris trichiura infection is by demonstration of the presence of the characteristic eggs in feces.
  • High worm load may cause chronic dysentery-like syndrome, bloody stools leading to anemia, pain in the lower abdomen, weight loss, damage to the intestinal mucosa, allergic response, and growth retardation in children

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