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Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases

  • Erhard Hinz
Conference paper
Part of the Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften book series (HD AKAD, volume 1985 / 1985)

Abstract

Worm infections caused by soil-transmitted helminths differ from insect-, water- and food-borne helminthiases chiefly by the direct development of most of their agents. Having been passed out with the stool, their eggs or larvae develop on the ground or in its surface layers to the infective stage, either remaining in their shell, being swallowed and causing infection (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, for example), or entering man percutaneously as a free larva (e.g. hookworms).

Keywords

Infective Stage Infective Larva Ascaris Lumbricoides Hookworm Infection Cystic Echinococcosis 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard Hinz
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung ParasitologieHygiene-Institut der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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