Acanthocephalan, Probably Bolbosoma, from the Peritoneal Cavity of Man in Japan

P. C. Beaver Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

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Tatsushi Otsuji Otsuji Surgical Clinic, Kagoshima

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Akinobu Otsuji First Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University

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Hiroyuki Yoshimura Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University

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Ryuichi Uchikawa Department of Medical Zoology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan

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Atsuo Sato Department of Medical Zoology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan

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An immature female acanthocephalan in a tumor on the serosa over the ileum of a 16-year-old boy in Kagoshima, Japan, was identified as probably a species of Bolbosoma. This is the second such case to be reported.

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