Zoonotic Onchocerca in a Japanese child.

  title={Zoonotic Onchocerca in a Japanese child.},
  author={Patrick Beaver and Hiroyuki Yoshimura and Susumu Takayasu and Hiroshi Hashimoto and Maria D Little},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={40 3},
A female Onchocerca was found in histopathological sections of a nodule removed from the foot of a 2-year-old girl in southern Japan. As in previously reported cases in Switzerland, Crimea, Canada, and the USA, evident morphological features of the worm resembled those of Onchocerca gutturosa and O. cervicalis, which are known to exist in cervical ligaments of cattle and horses, respectively, in Japan and elsewhere. 

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