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Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2019 Sep 10;43(3):155-157. doi: 10.4274/tpd.galenos.2019.6368.

Ascaridia galli Case as a Pseudohelminth in a Human Arm Skin

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Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Samsun Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Samsun, Türkiye


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A 25-year-old male patient, who had terminal stage skin cancer (malignant melanocytic neoplasia) on his skin of arm was infected with white, round, worm parasites in the lesion area of the skin. Parasites were collected with a thin forceps in a petri dish, cleaned in warm physiological saline, fixed by 70% hot ethyl alcohol and clarified in lactophenol, respectively. All 14 female and 7 male nematodes, some of which had partial autolysis, were identified as Ascaridia galli, a chicken nematode. Due to the fact that it is a very rare case in the medical literature, we wish to report it.


Human; skin cancer; Ascaridia galli; pseudo helminth

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