Diphyllobothrium latum – Egg

  • Detected in faecal specimens of infected human
  • Eggs immature when passed
  • Egg is not infective to human
Diagnostic Features
  • Size: 60 x 40 mm (range 55-75 µm x 40-50 µm)
  • Colour: Yellow or brown
  • Shape: Oval
  • Lid-like operculum on one end, Small knob-like thickening in other end (visible sometimes)
  • Mass of yolk cells surrounds an undeveloped ovum

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