Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Trematode eggs compatible in characteristics with those of , a probable cause of human schistosomal dermatitis in the Gulf States of the U.S., were found in the cirrhotic liver and other viscera of a wild-caught armadillo in Louisiana. Although adult worms were not found, the current observation suggests a need to extend the known host range of this common schistosome parasite of carnivores and other wild animals in the South, and may have additional implications in the context of the public health importance of the armadillo.


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