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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.

Type

Other

Publication Date

01/01/2018

Volume

49

Pages

1 - 5