• Medicine
  • Published 2018

SPONTANEOUS EMERGENCE OF A GNATHOSTOMA SPINIGERUM ADULT WORM FROM THE ABDOMINAL SKIN OF A LAOTIAN WOMAN: A CASE REPORT

@inproceedings{Phetsouvanh2018SPONTANEOUSEO,
  title={SPONTANEOUS EMERGENCE OF A GNATHOSTOMA SPINIGERUM ADULT WORM FROM THE ABDOMINAL SKIN OF A LAOTIAN WOMAN: A CASE REPORT},
  author={Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh and Shigehisa Habe and P Newton and Manivanh Vongsouvaht and Yoichiro Horii and Phạm Ngọc Doanh and Yukifumi Nawa},
  year={2018}
}
Gnathostomiasis caused by infection with the Spirurine nematode, Gnathostoma species, is a common fish-borne parasitic zoonosis in Asia. We present here the case of the spontaneous emergence of an adult Gnathostoma spinigerum worm from the abdominal skin of a Laotian woman. We review the literature on gnathostomiasis and discover that infective G. spinigerum larvae can grow into immature and mature worms in humans more commonly than expected. 

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