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A case of an incidental Strongyloides stercoralis infection in the intestine of an Indian monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis)
- Leishangthem, Geeta Devi, Mir, Abdul Qayoom, Singh, Nittin Dev
- Journal of parasitic diseases 2018 v.42 no.3 pp. 467-469
- Strongyloides stercoralis, Varanus bengalensis, color, histopathology, intestinal mucosa, lizards, nematode larvae, parasitoses, small intestine
- 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.