Lennox Archibald

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OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Parasite name and classification Strongyloides stercoralis is a small nematode with free-living forms found in soil, while parasitic forms (i.e., the adult female measuring 2.2mm in length) live within intestinal crypts in the duodenum, the jejunal mucosal villi, or in the submucosa; the male does not enter the…

Plasmodium species (Malaria)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Malaria continues to be the most important tropical disease affecting humans. The condition is caused by protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. Infection is transmitted to humans by the female anopheline mosquito. The genus Plasmodium includes > 170 different species that infect mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians. Four species…

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