Imported Haycocknema perplexum Infection, United States

Bobbi S. Pritt, Blaine A. Mathison, Richard S. Bradbury, Teerin Liewluck, Stefan Nicolau, John C. O’Horo, David Grunst, Marcus V. Pinto, Amy A. Swanson, Abinash Virk

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We report an imported case of myositis caused by a rare parasite, Haycocknema perplexum, in Australia in a 37-year-old man who had progressive facial, axial, and limb weakness, dysphagia, dysphonia, increased levels of creatine kinase and hepatic aminotransferases, and peripheral eosinophilia for 8 years. He was given extended, high-dose albendazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2281-2284
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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