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Rhabdias/Strongyloides larvae in fresh feces

Rhabdias/Strongyloides larvae found in fresh feces. It is virtually impossible to differentiate these two parasites except by clinical history. Rhabdias is primarily a parasite of the respiratory system, and Strongyloides a parasite of the GI tract. Fortunately, they are easily treated with the same anthelmintics.

Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Divers.