Boca de un anquilostoma

Esta fotografía muestra la sección frontal de un anquilostoma y las partes de la boca que éste utiliza para alimentarse. Se pueden apreciar las placas quitinosas, utilizadas para adherirse a la mucosa intestinal, de donde el anquilostoma succiona sangre para alimentarse. Tres especies de anquilostomas causan infecciones en los Estados Unidos, entre ellas, incluyendo esta especie Necator americanus. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Boca de un anquilostoma

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Last reviewed 11/10/2012 by Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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