Parasite of December
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Parasite of December


A 48-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital because of a long-term diarrehea with anemia. Colonoscopy revealed multiple erosions of mucous membrane of colon. Histologically, inflamatory cells infiltration was predominantly observed.

At high power magnification, transverse and longitudinal sections of small larvae were found in the lamina propria and submucosa.

In her sputum, many rhabdiform larvae were detected.

She was also positive for ATL (Adult T cell leukemia) antibody, and has lived in Okinawa Prefecture for 25 years. Hyperinfection sometimes occures in immune compromised hosts, and may cause fatal.
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