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<i>Gongylonema</i> Infection of the Mouth in a Resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mary E. Wilson, Carol A. Lorente, Jennifer E. Allen and Mark L. Eberhard

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 9, pages 1378-1380
Published in print May 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319991
Gongylonema Infection of the Mouth in a Resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts

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We report a case of Gongylonema infection of the mouth, which caused a migrating, serpiginous tract in a resident of Massachusetts. This foodborne infection, which is acquired through accidental ingestion of an infected insect, such as a beetle or a roach, represents the 11th such case reported in the United States.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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