S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Pathology (병리학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_병리학전공)
Gnathostoma hispidum Infection in a Korean Man Returning from China
- Kim, Han-Seong; Lee, Jin-Joo; Joo, Mee; Chang, Sun-Hee; Chai, Jong-Yil; Chi, Je G.
- Issue Date
- KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY; Vol.48 3; 259-261
- Human Gnathostoma hispidum infection is extremely rare in the world literature and has never been reported in the Republic of Korea. A 74-year-old Korean man who returned from China complained of an erythematous papule on his back and admitted to our hospital. Surgical extraction of the lesion and histopathological examination revealed sections of a nematode larva in the deep dermis. The sectioned larva had 1 nucleus in each intestinal cell and was identified as G. hispidum. The patient recalled having eaten freshwater fish when he lived in China. We designated our patient as an imported G. hispidum case from China.