Hepatic Granuloma Due to a Nymph of Linguatula Serrata in a Woman from Michigan: a Case Report and Review of the Literature

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  • Department of Veterinary Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C. 20306
  • Department of Laboratories, The Edward W. Sparrow Hospital Association, Lansing, Michigan 48909

There have been seven cases of human infection by nymphs of Linguatula serrata reported from the United States. Only three of these, however, are proven to be autochthonous. We report a rare case of hepatic granuloma due to a nymph of L. serrata in a woman from Michigan. She had never left the continental United States.