Taxonomy: s.f. Ancylostomatoidea
Animal: Necator americanus 2 12.jpg
3rd stage larva (filariform larva) - 620 microns with striated cuticle from culture- agar plate method. Note tail is sharply pointed. Patient from India. To detect light infections of hookworm, Strongyloides or Trichostrongylus sp. faeces should not be refrigerated and should be cultured; modified agar plate method (Koga et al 1991) is recommended; warranted in those travelling from endemic areas or ex-prisoners of war.
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