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Volume 17, Number 7—July 2011

Letter

Adult Opisthorchis viverrini Flukes in Humans, Takeo, Cambodia

Woon-Mok Sohn, Eun-Hee Shin, Tai-Soon Yong, Keeseon S. Eom, Hoo-Gn Jeong, Muth Sinuon, Duong Socheat, and Jong-Yil ChaiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, South Korea (W.-M. Sohn); Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (E.-H. Shin, J.-Y. Chai); Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Sungnam, South Korea (E.-H. Shin); Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (T.-S. Yong); Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Chongju, South Korea (K. S. Eom); Korea Association of Health Promotion, Seoul (H.-G. Jeong, J.-Y. Chai); Centre for Parasitology, Entomology, and Malaria Control, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (M. Sinuon, D. Socheat)

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A) Adult Opisthorchis viverrini liver fluke (length 12.0 mm) isolated from a human after chemotherapy and purgation in Takeo Province, Cambodia, showing the characteristic morphology of the two 4–5-lobulated testes. B) Metacercaria of O. viverrini fluke (diameter 0.22 mm) detected in a freshwater fish (Puntioplites proctozysron). C) Young adult O. viverrini fluke (length 5.5 mm) isolated 6 weeks after experimental infection of a hamster with metacercariae from P. proctozysron fish. Original magn

Figure. A) Adult Opisthorchis viverrini liver fluke (length 12.0 mm) isolated from a human after chemotherapy and purgation in Takeo Province, Cambodia, showing the characteristic morphology of the two 4–5-lobulated testes. B) Metacercaria of O. viverrini fluke (diameter 0.22 mm) detected in a freshwater fish (Puntioplites proctozysron). C) Young adult O. viverrini fluke (length 5.5 mm) isolated 6 weeks after experimental infection of a hamster with metacercariae from P. proctozysron fish. Original magnification levels ×8 (A), ×120 (B), ×9 (C).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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