Taenia – Egg

  • Detected in faecal specimens of infected human
  • Eggs embryonated when passed
  • Egg infective to intermediate host (T. solium egg is infective to human also)
Diagnostic Features
  • Size: 35 µm (range: 30 – 40 µm)
  • Shape: Spherical
  • Thick, brown, radially striated shell
  • Has an oncosphere with 6 hooks

Echinococcus granulosus egg is similar to Taenia egg


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