Worms of Humans

  • Heinz Mehlhorn


This chapter defines the group of parasitic worms, which belong to the main groups of trematodes, cestodes, nematodes, pentastomids, acanthocephalans and leeches. Important species of respective groups are each described under the headlines name, geographic distribution, biology/morphology, symptoms of disease, diagnosis, pathway of infection, prophylaxis, incubation period, prepatent period, patency, chemotherapy and further reading.


Intermediate Host Adult Worm Ventral Sucker Final Host Prepatent Period 
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  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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