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April 1968

Sparganosis in Florida

Author Affiliations

Miami Beach, Fla

From the Mount Sinai Hospital of Miami Beach (Drs. Rywlin and Snyder), University of Miami School of Medicine (Drs. Rywlin and Beck) and Miami Dade Junior College (Dr. Beck).

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(4):425-427. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610100065010

The fifth case of sparganosis in Florida is described. The life cycle of these tapeworms is presented and a brief description of the proliferating type is given. Attention is called to the importance of spargana and larval nematodes in the differential diagnosis of subcutaneous swellings in patients in Florida.