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September 1, 1906

TWO CASES OF INFECTION WITH TÆNIA NANA IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

Author Affiliations

Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(9):685-686. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210090041003

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Abstract

During my tour of duty in the Philippines, two cases of infection with Tænia nana (Hymenolepis nana) came under my care, and a brief outline of the symptomatology in these cases and a description of the ova of the parasite may be of interest, especially in demonstrating the fact that infection with this tapeworm is not infrequent in the Island of Luzon and that the damage to the host may be severe.

NARRATION OF CASE.  The first case under observation was a private of E troop, 8th U. S. Cavalry. After the recent epidemic of Asiatic cholera in and around Manila, one squadron of the 8th cavalry was stationed along the Mariquina river, from which stream is derived the water supply of Manila, to guard the river from pollution. E troop took station at Mariquina, a town five miles from San Mateo.

Case 1.  —The patient had marched with his

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