Lagochilascaris Minor Infection in Surinam

Report of a Case

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  • Bureau of Public Health, Paramaribo, Surinam


A 10-year-old Bushnegro girl was hospitalized in Paramaribo for a tumor of the neck. Four months later the diagnosis, Lagochilascaris minor infection, was made. The patient was then treated with thiabendazole, without avail. Irradiation by X-ray to kill the eggs was unsuccessful. The girl died about a year after onset of the first symptoms. No autopsy was performed.

Author Notes

Present address: School of Public Health and Administrative Medicine, Columbia University, 600 West 168th Street, New York, N.Y. 10032.