Cutaneous Paragonimiasis in Man in Honduras

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  • 1 Departmento de Parasitología, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  • | Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
  • | Hospital Leonardo Martínez, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • | § Centro de Investigacíon y Desarrollo, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

A worm found in histopathologic sections of the skin of a 31-year-old man in Honduras was identified as Paragonimus sp. The worm was immature, and specific identification was not possible. This is the second human case of paragonimiasis in Honduras.

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