A Case of Sparganosis Mansoni

Takeshi Nakahara, Hiroshi Terao, Tetsuya Koga, Masutaka Furue, Yukifumi Nawa, Atumichi Urabe

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A 50-year-old male presented with erythema with itching on the right side of the abdomen. A biopsy specimen revealed a subcutaneous granulomatous reaction with eosinophils and lymphocytes, and a section of a worm was also identified. One month after the biopsy another skin induration appeared, and the whole body of a worm was found in the induration and removed. We diagnosed this case to be sparganosis mansoni based on the clinical and immunological findings and morphological characteristics of the worm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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