Volume s1-30, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In 1949, Edelman and Spingarn (1) reported clonorchiasis in four Caucasians living in New York City. It is highly probable that these are the first cases of this disease among the white race to be observed in this country, if not the first such cases to be reported from the entire Western Hemisphere. Within the past ten months we have observed three additional cases of clonorchiasis in Caucasians living in Greater Boston.

The present three cases are male patients, aged 37, 40, and 46 years, respectively. They were born and raised in Germany. About ten years prior to their residence in the United States they left Germany as refugees and moved to Shanghai, China, where they lived from eight to nine and one-half years. The diagnosis of clonorchiasis was established upon the finding of eggs of in stool specimens.


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