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Diphyllobothrium latum tapeworm egg

Under a magnification of 128X, this photomicrograph revealed the presence of a Diphyllobothrium latum tapeworm egg, which is oval or ellipsoidal, and ranges in size from 55 μm to 75 μm X 40 μm to 50 μm. The eggs are passed unembryonated in the stool. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Alcohol-tobacco amblyopia
  • Cerebral vascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental delay
  • Folate deficiency
  • Gastric resection
  • Glossitis
  • Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Myelopathy
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Regional enteritis
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord