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Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005

Dispatch

Diphyllobothriasis, Brazil

Jorge Luiz Mello Sampaio*Comments to Author , Victor Piana de Andrade*, Maria da Conceição Lucas*, Liang Fung*, Sandra Maria B. Gagliardi*, Sandra Rosalem P. Santos*, Caio Marcio Figueiredo Mendes*, Maria Bernadete de Paula Eduardo†, and Terry Dick‡
Author affiliations: *Fleury Research Institute, São Paulo, Brazil; †São Paulo State Department of Health, São Paulo, Brazil; ‡University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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A) Diphyllobothrium latum egg. Note opercular constriction. B) Genital papillae of mature proglottids as seen under scanning electron microscope. C) Uterine loops of gravid proglottids in fresh preparation. D) Sagittal section of the genital pore region stained with hematoxylin-eosin. Note seminal vesicle (arrowhead) situated dorsocaudal to the cirrus sac (magnification 100×).

Figure. A) Diphyllobothrium latum egg. Note opercular constriction. B) Genital papillae of mature proglottids as seen under scanning electron microscope. C) Uterine loops of gravid proglottids in fresh preparation. D) Sagittal section of the genital pore region stained with hematoxylin-eosin. Note seminal vesicle (arrowhead) situated dorsocaudal to the cirrus sac (magnification 100×).

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