A female dioctophymatid nematode larva, presumably belonging to the genus Dioctophyme, was found in a dermal granuloma accompanied by creeping eruption in the left inner thigh of a 26-yr-old Chinese woman who had stayed in Japan for 4 yr. Morphology of the sectioned worm is described in detail. This is the fourth case of dermal infection with dioctophymatid larva in humans.
Dioctophymatid Nematode Larva Found From Human Skin with Creeping Eruption
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Z. Urano, H. Hasegawa, T. Katsumata, K. Toriyama, Y. Aoki; Dioctophymatid Nematode Larva Found From Human Skin with Creeping Eruption. J Parasitol 1 April 2001; 87 (2): 462–465. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2001)087[0462:DNLFFH]2.0.CO;2
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