Armillifer armillatus Pentastomiasis in African Immigrant, Germany
Dennis Tappe , Alexandra Haeupler, Hansjörg Schäfer, Paul Racz, Jakob P. Cramer, and Sven Poppert
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany (D. Tappe); Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany (A. Haeupler, P. Racz, S. Poppert); University Medical Center Hamburg–Eppendorf, Hamburg (H. Schäfer, J.P. Cramer)
Figure. . . Oblique cross-section of liver of a patient (immigrant) from Togo, showing a well-preserved Armillifer armillatus nymph in a subcapsular location. The annulated parasite is encapsulated by its shed cuticle (exuvia) and dense fibrosis. Consistent with the viable type of a pentastomid lesion (3), no inflammatory infiltrate is visible. This image also shows internal structures of the pentastome, such as prominent bunches of acidophilic glands surrounding the intestine (Masson’s trichrome stain, original magnification ×10).
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