Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Spiruoid Type X Larva

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2950

Larva of a spiruroid larva which causes syndromes of larva migrans externa (in skin) and larva migrans interna in the ileum and in the eye of humans in Asia. These type X larvae measure 6–8 × 0.1 mm and possess 2 tubercles at the tail and 2 pseudolabia at the head. Symptoms occur 2–9 days after eating raw squid.

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