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September 30, 1905

FASCIOLOPSIS BUSKII (DISTOMUM BUSKII).THE FIRST REPORTED CASE IN THE UNITED STATES. FOUND IN A PATIENT DYING OF TYPHOID FEVER.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(14):1002-1003. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510140048003b
Abstract

Attention has been called by one of us1 to the possibility of finding many of the parasites of tropical countries were we systematically to look for them. We are pleased to present a specimen of a rare intestinal parasite, in fact the only recorded case of this fluke occurring outside of Asia, according to Stiles,2 from whom we have gained the most of our knowledge of this fluke.

History of Case.  —The parasite was found in the intestine of a Laskar who was sick aboard an English steamer in this port, and who was removed to the St. Mary's Infirmary, where Dr. Moore saw him. The case was diagnosed as probably typhoid fever, but as he died the following day the diagnosis was not confirmed until it was done by postmortem. The specimen of parasite was found in the intestine while doing the postmortem, and along with the

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