Dracunculus medinensis (continued)
MALE: Inconspicuous, less than 3 cm.
FEMALE: 75 to 120 cm.
SHAPE: Elongated, cylindrical, rope-like.
BUCCAL STRUCTURES: Small triangular mouth surrounded by a quadrangular
EXTRACTED from ulcerated lesion.
SIZE: 500 to 750 mcm.
SHAPE: Slender with a long filariform tail.
Figure 4-28. Stages of Dracunculus medinensis.