Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Strongyloides

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3021
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Name

Greek: strongylos = rounded, eides = oides = similar.

Classification

Genus of  Nematodes.

Important Species

Table 1.
Strongyloides, Table 1

Important species of the genus Strongyloides

Species

Length of adult worms (mm)

Size of eggs (or larvae) (μm)

Final host/Habitat

Intermediate host

Prepatent prepiod in final host (weeks)

f

m

Strongyloides papillosus

a4–6

40−60 × 32−40

aRuminants/Intestine

1.5

b0.7–1.1

0.6

30

bFree-living

   

S. stercoralis

a2

40 × 30

aDogs, humans/Intestine

2.5–4

b0.8–1.0

0.7

30

bFree-living

   

S. ransomi

a3–5

40 × 30

aPigs/Intestine

1

b1

0.7

30

bFree-living

   

aparthenogenic female (parasitic)

bfree-living female

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