Volume 84, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Previously, we reported the presence of imported trichinellosis in a Thai worker returning from Malaysia, who presented with progressive generalized muscle hypertrophy and weakness after eating wild boar meat. This work analyzed a partial small subunit of a mitochondrial ribosomal RNA gene of larvae isolated from the patient. The results showed complete identity with a mitochondrial RNA gene of (GenBank accession no. EF517130). This is the first report of imported trichinellosis in Thailand caused by . It is possible that is widely distributed in the wildlife of Southeast Asia.


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  • Received : 29 Nov 2010
  • Accepted : 04 Mar 2011

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