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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

Letter

Linguatuliasis in Germany

Dennis Tappe*Comments to Author , Ralf Winzer*, Dietrich W. Büttner†, Philipp Ströbel*, August Stich‡, Hartwig Klinker*, and Matthias Frosch*
Author affiliations: *University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; †Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany; ‡Medical Mission Hospital, Würzburg, Germany

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Linguatula serrata nymphs in lung tissue. Main panel shows the parasite's serrated nature and the cuticular spines (magnification ×200, Masson trichrome stain). Right upper inset, pulmonary nodule with prominent fibrotic reaction and shed cuticle around 1 nymph (magnification ×200, Masson trichrome stain). Left lower inset, detailed view of 1 parasite hook (magnification ×630, hematoxylin and eosin stain).

FigureLinguatula serrata nymphs in lung tissue. Main panel shows the parasite's serrated nature and the cuticular spines (magnification ×200, Masson trichrome stain). Right upper inset, pulmonary nodule with prominent fibrotic reaction and shed cuticle around 1 nymph (magnification ×200, Masson trichrome stain). Left lower inset, detailed view of 1 parasite hook (magnification ×630, hematoxylin and eosin stain).

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