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April 1909

SARCOSPORIDIOSISWITH REPORT OF A CASE IN MAN

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ANCON, CANAL ZONE

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1909;III(3):183-192. doi:10.1001/archinte.1909.00050140005001
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  The members of the class sporozoa, known as sarcosporidia, while commonly found in several of the domestic animals, are very rarely encountered in man; so rarely, indeed, that from a search through the literature available here in Panama it would seem that this report of the presence of Sarcocystis sp. inc. in the striated muscle fibers of man is the third positive one in the literature. The case presented here is of additional interest because of the fact that the parasites were discovered in their living host and removed on two occasions, that they disappeared from the tissues within a period of four months, and that the host is living and well and still under observation.Sarcosporidia are oval, cylindrical or fusiform bodies found either within or between the striated muscle fibers of various representatives of mammalia and reptilia. They may be extremely small and microscopic

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