Brian G. Blackburn

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Intestinal Nematodes (Roundworm)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Parasite name and classification Nematodes (roundworms) are non-segmented worms (helminths) with elongate cylindrical bodies. Although numerous nematodes infect humans, six spend the majority of their lifecycle in the bowel lumen and are classified as intestinal nematodes: Ascaris lumbricoides; Trichuris trichiura (whipworm); Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (the two…

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