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HDC

  • Rat tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta.
  • Introduced for therapy in 2011. Sold as cysticercoids (HDC) and taken in a drink.
  • HDC do not colonise in the human host so you must repeat the dose every few weeks. HDC are very effective but do not keep as long as TSO.

TSO[edit]

  • Pig whipworm, Trichuris suis (TS)
  • Introduced for therapy in 2004. Sold as ova (TSO) and taken as a drink.
  • TS do not colonise in the human host so you must repeat the dose every few weeks.

TTO[edit]

  • Human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura (TT)
  • Introduced for therapy in 2009. Sold as ova (TTO) and taken in a drink.
  • Trichuris trichiura colonises the human large intestine.


NA[edit]

  • Human hookworm, Necator americanus (NA)
  • Introduced for therapy in 2007. Sold as microscopic larvae which are applied to the skin.
  • Necator americanus colonises the human small intestine.



Image Credits

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Image source: Thank you William Parker (Duke University School of Medicine). Used with permission
  2. Image source: Thank you Marc Dellerba & Don Donahue (www.biomerestoration.com) - Page ref. Used with permission.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Image source: Thank you Detlev Goj (Tanawisa). Used with permission.
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