Practical Science

Enteromonas hominis

Notice the cysts can have one or two polar nuclei. The cysts are typically oval in shape. Although the trophozoite on the left is illustrated with flagella they are rarely visible in a patients specimen. Please keep in mind that identification of a cyst is required to report Enteromonas hominis.

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David M. Raymondo
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