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Table 3 Number of larvae and females of Strongyloides stercoralis recovered from different organs in three specimens of Callithrix penicillata that died due to parasite dissemination after dexamethasone treatment

From: Strongyloides stercoralis infection in marmosets: replication of complicated and uncomplicated human disease and parasite biology

Primates Developmental stage Organs
   Stomach Small intestine Large intestine Trachea and lungs Heart Liver, gall-bladder and biliary ducts Others* Total
P2 L1 and L2 0 94 84 5 1 6 7 197
  L3 and L4 5 415 230 7 1 18 20 696
  Juvenile ♀ 2 269 4 1 0 1 2 279
  Adult ♀ 0 450 14 2 0 1 1 468
  Total 7 1,228 332 15 2 26 30 1,640
P6 L1 and L2 2 99 63 2 0 2 12 178
  L3 and L4 17 197 106 4 0 9 11 344
  Juvenile ♀ 2 211 12 1 0 1 0 227
  Adult ♀ 2 402 25 1 0 0 0 430
  Total 23 909 206 8 0 12 21 1,179
P8 L1 and L2 16 217 245 14 0 9 40 541
  L3 and L4 15 478 212 10 0 20 45 780
  Juvenile ♀ 7 79 4 2 0 7 6 105
  Adult ♀ 8 389 5 3 0 0 2 407
  Total 46 1,163 466 29 0 36 93 1,833
Mean L1 and L2 6.0 136.7 130.7 7.0 0.3 5.7 19.0 305.3
  L3 and L4 12.3 363.3 182.7 7.0 0.3 15.7 25.3 606.7
  Juvenile ♀ 3.7 186.3 6.7 1.3 0 3.0 2.7 203.7
  Adult ♀ 3.3 413.7 14.7 2.0 0 0.3 1.0 435.0
  Total 25.3 1,100.0 334.8 17.3 0.6 24.7 48.0 1,550.7
  1. *Pelvic and other abdominal tissues and organs.
  2. L1 and L2 = rhabditiform larvae of the first and second stages.
  3. L3 and L4 = filariform larvae of the third and fourth stages.
  4. ♀ = parasitic female.