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A case of an incidental Strongyloides stercoralis infection in the intestine of an Indian monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis)

Author:
Leishangthem, Geeta Devi, Mir, Abdul Qayoom, Singh, Nittin Dev
Source:
Journal of parasitic diseases 2018 v.42 no.3 pp. 467-469
ISSN:
0971-7196
Subject:
Strongyloides stercoralis, Varanus bengalensis, color, histopathology, intestinal mucosa, lizards, nematode larvae, parasitoses, small intestine
Abstract:
The present study reports a case of an incidental Strongyloides stercoralis infection in the intestine of an Indian monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis). Nematode larvae were embedded in the mucosa of the small intestine. The nematodes were small, whitish in colour and measures (2.16 ± 69.85) mm length and (206.75 ± 38.85) µm width. Histopathologically, the intestine showed tufting of degenerated surface epithelium. There was presence of sections of the nematodes within the mucosa of the intestinal epithelium.
Agid:
6095293