Mammomonogamus Infection in a Human

Report of a Case

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  • Department of Veterinary Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Parasitic Diseases Division, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20306, Georgia
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Infection of humans by Mammomonogamus is rare, with approximately 80 cases reported in the literature. When present in man, the worms cause violent coughing until their removal. The diagnosis of Mammomonogamus infection in the past has been based on morphologic characteristics of intact adults. We report a case diagnosed by features of the worms in histologic section.

Author Notes

Dr. Gardiner's military designation is LCDR, MSC, USN.