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What do the ova look like in Capillaria aerophila?



A. Like trichuris but are asymptomatic and slightly smaller
B. Like trichuris, are symptomatic, and slightly larger
C. Like trichuris, are asymptomatic, and slightly larger

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Asked by OBrienEE, Last updated: Jan 08, 2020

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i.Rubiny

I.Rubiny

Answered Oct 04, 2017

The ova of capillaria aerophila look like trichuris but are asymptomatic and slightly smaller. Capillaria aerophila is a nematode parasite found in the respiratory tract of foxes, dogs, and various other carnivorous mammals. A few cases of human infestation have also been reported. Though it is sometimes called a "lungworm", this term usually refers to other species of nematodes.

Infestation by C. aerophila is referred to as "pulmonary capillariasis" (occasionally spelled "capillariosis), "bronchial capillariasis," or (rarely) "thominxosis." This parasite has a direct life cycle, meaning that the life cycle can be completed in a single host. C. aerophila usually causes only minor clinical symptoms, such as irritation of the respiratory tract and coughing.

 

OBrienEE

OBrienEE

Answered Aug 28, 2017

Like trichuris but are asymptomatic and slightly smaller
 

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