Gongylonema pulchrum Infection in a Resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, Verified by Genetic Analysis
OPEN The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene | 21 Aug 2013
JD Allen and A Esquela-Kerscher
We describe the thirteenth reported case of human infection with Gongylonema spp. in the United States and the first to be confirmed as Gongylonema pulchrum. The parasite described was isolated from the oral cavity of a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. The identity of the parasite was verified through morphologic and genetic approaches, and provided the first genetic confirmation of a Gongylonema sp. in humans.
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