Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Xenodiagnosis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3435

Parasite-free triatomid  bugs were attached to patients with suspected  Chagas’ disease. Three weeks after bloodsucking the bug’s intestine was checked microscopically for motile  epimastigotes of   Trypanosoma cruzi .

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