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Adult Mansonella perstans in the abdominal cavity in nine Africans.

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Adult Mansonella perstans infected the abdominal cavity of nine patients seen at Karawa Hospital in the Ubangi territory of Zaire. In four patients the worms were removed at laparotomy, and in the other five they were removed at autopsy. Twelve adult worms were identified in the nine patients. None of the worms caused symptoms or contributed to the patient's death. Worms were in the hernial sac in three patients, and one each was in connective tissue beside a reactive mesenteric lymph node, i...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
578-584
Publication date:
1987-11-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:6804a15c-fbad-4b0c-a336-f2e957c21f4d
Source identifiers:
81672
Local pid:
pubs:81672

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