Volume 85, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We report a case of visceral pentastomiasis caused by in a 70-year-old aboriginal farmer from rural Malaysian Borneo. The patient complained of upper abdominal pain, jaundice, and loss of weight. Radiological investigations and subsequent histopathological examination revealed an adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with an adjacent liver nodule containing a nymph of . This report constitutes the first documented human pentastomid infection in the whole of Malaysia after nearly 40 years, and it is the third description from Malaysian Borneo. Cases of human and animal pentastomiasis in Malaysia are discussed.


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  • Received : 23 Jun 2011
  • Accepted : 13 Jul 2011
  • Published online : 01 Nov 2011

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