Infectious Disease Compendium

Pentastomiasis

Microbiology

Linguatula (the tongue worm, so called because of its shape) and Armillifer.

Epidemiologic Risks

Found in Africa, the Middle East, and Malaysia, it is associated with eating raw snake.

Syndromes

Usually no symptoms unless they go to a a vital area. Can be found in the OR and is a cause of eosinophilia.

Treatment

Notes

No more snake sushi for me.