Other helminths

Of the other important helminths, Dyphyllobothrium latum ova are readily detected using standard methods; worm segments are seldom seen. Toxocara and Anisakis larvae are not detected by standard parasitological methods although they may sometimes be seen in histopathological

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preparations. Anisakis larvae may sometimes be seen by fiber optic endoscopy when infecting the stomach mucosa. They are milky white in colour, 19-36mm long by 0.3-6mm broad with a blunt tail.

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