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HDCHymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids (Hi-men-o-lep'is dim-a-nu-ta sis-ti-sur-koid) - the larval cysts of the rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta (Hymenolepis diminutaA murine (rat) tapeworm used in helminthic therapy that generally does not mature in humans and is taken as cysticerci (HDC) in a drink every 2 or 3 weeks. cysticercoid) - produced by Rat tapewormA helminth with a flat, ribbon-like, segmented body. Only the murine (rat) tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, is used in helminthic therapy and this generally does not reach adulthood in humans so requires regular dosing of HDC. magnified 60X Credit: William Parker, used with permission

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current14:45, 31 January 2017Thumbnail for version as of 14:45, 31 January 20171,186 × 1,042 (258 KB)Robert (talk | contribs)HDC (Hymenolepis diminuta cysticercoid) - produced by Rat tapeworm magnified 60X Credit: William Parker, used with permission
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