Journal of Helminthology

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Human Gongylonema infection in Iran

G.H. Molavia1, J. Massouda1 and Y. Gutierreza2 c1

a1 Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health and Health Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

a2 Department of Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Molavi GH [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
Massoud J [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]
Gutierrez Y [PubMed]  [Google Scholar]


The first human infection with Gongylonema in Iran is reported in a 35-year-old Iranian woman with complaints of one year duration and treated as a psychotic patient. Two worms, a male, and a female, were retrieved, described, and identified as G. pulchrum based on their morphological characteristics.

(Accepted March 06 2006)


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