Volume 5, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Records of patent infections in man have been reviewed by Stoll (1947) and Biocca (1951). Biocca's studies indicated that , generally regarded as a synonym of , is a valid species which in some parts of the world is a relatively frequent intestinal parasite of man, whereas the occurrence of in the intestine of man will require further proof. in a Texas boy, reported by Dove (1928, 1932), was accepted by Stoll as a verified record, and is the only such report of human infection in North America.

Dove's report was based chiefly on the following observations:

(1) Between September, 1927 and February, 1928, larvae cultured from a boy's stool were inoculated into three “clean” kittens and one pup. Worms later removed from these animals were identified as . These findings were regarded as proof that the boy harbored an intestinal infection of .


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