Trichuris vulpis recovered from a patient with chronic diarrhea and five dogs

James J. Dunn, Sharon T. Columbus, William E. Aldeen, Mark Davis, Karen C. Carroll

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Abstract

We report a case of human infection with the whipworm of dogs, Trichuris vulpis, in a woman with duodenal ulcer disease, chronic diarrhea, and close contact with dogs. Morphologically, T. vulpis ova resemble those of the human whipworm (T. trichiura) but are nearly twice their size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2703-2704
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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