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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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