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Dipylidium caninum 
[Dipylidium caninum proglottids and scolex]   [Dipylidium caninum scolex enlarged]    [Dipylidium caninum eggcase]
Proglottids, scolex, and egg case of the cestode tapeworm Dipylidium caninum
[Dipylidium caninum scolex - enlarged]

Close up of a single proglottid showing the double pores of its name and paired vitelline glands with the numerous smaller spherical testes.
[Dipylidium caninum eggcase]

The eggcase enlarged.

As common parasite of cats and dogs, young children are frequently infected by accidental flea ingestion.

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All images ©Michael Patrick Corriss
Augusst 4,2001

Images photographed with Olympus OM-1 35-mm camera, Olympus KHC microscope,
Ricoh RDC-300Z digital camera, scanned by Nikon LS-2000 and
manipulated with PhotoShopLE.
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