A Case of Rictularia Infection of Man in New York

Michael Kenney State University of New York, Kings County Hospital Center, Institute of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11203

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Laverne K. Eveland State University of New York, Kings County Hospital Center, Institute of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11203

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Valentin Yermakov State University of New York, Kings County Hospital Center, Institute of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11203

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Dicran Y. Kassouny State University of New York, Kings County Hospital Center, Institute of Pathology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11203

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A gravid female nematode was found in histopathologic sections of an appendix in a postmortem examination. This parasite was identified as Rictularia, a genus of small intestinal parasites in numerous mammals. The parasites of this genus have not previously been identified in man.

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