LEON WALLACE, M.D.; RAYMOND HENKIN, M.D.; ALLEN W. MATHIES, B.A.
Although trichostrongyliasis of humans is commonly found in such areas as Turkey, Iran, India, Japan, Korea and China, very few cases have been reported in the United States.1-5 Although there are various species of this parasite which infest animals Trichostrongylus orientalis is the species found in man in areas of heavy human infestation.
The condition is so rare in this country that such common standard texts on gastroenterology as Bockus and Portis contain no mention of it.
Trichostrongyliasis is a nematode infection which is probably acquired by ingestion of the filariform larvae. The adult form inhabits the upper small
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WALLACE L, HENKIN R, MATHIES AW. TRICHOSTRONGYLUS INFESTATION WITH PROFOUND EOSINOPHILIA(TRICHOSTRONGYLUS INFESTATION WITH PROFOUND EOSINOPHILIA*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:146–150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-146
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(1):146-150.
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