Journal of Helminthology

Research Papers

The Problem of Gastrodiscoides hominis (Lewis and McConnell, 1876) Leiper, 1913*

J. J. C. Buckleya1

a1 Department of Parasitology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Gastrodiscoides hominis is unique among the helminthic infections of man in that it is the only common representative of the Amphistome group in the human host; Watsonius watsoni (Conyingham, 1904), another Amphistome, is normally a parasite of monkeys and has been very rarely recorded from man in whom it is evidently an accidental parasite.

Footnotes

* Paper read at the VIIth International Congresses of Malaria and Tropical Medicine at Rio de Janeiro in September 1963.