Unexpected infection with Armillifer parasites

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Visceral pentastomiasis is usually found incidentally during surgery. We describe a case of visceral pentastomiasis discovered during inguinoscrotal hernia surgery for a man from Benin, Africa. Because surgical removal of nymphs is needed for symptomatic patients only, this patient's asymptomatic pentastomiasis was not treated and he recovered from surgery uneventfully.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2116-2118
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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