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Strongylos (Greek) - Round
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Strongyloides Stercoralis

A "round" "shaped" intestinal parasitic nematode, which has rhabditiform larvae (NOT eggs) in the "stool"

  • Nematode responsible for intestinal infections known as strongyloidiasis, which manifests as diarrhea and stomach pain.
  • Larvae infects the body through cutaneous surfaces, often due to barefoot walking in soil
  • Treated with ivermectin