Dioctophyma-Like Larval Nematode in a Subcutaneous Nodule from Man in Northern Thailand

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  • Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, Thailand

A nematode in a subcutaneous nodule from the anterior chest of a 12-year-old boy in Northern Thailand was identified as a third-stage larval dioctophymatid, possibly Dioctophyma renale, the second such larva to be reported from man.