Video of a single O. volvulus worm larva emerging from the skin of an infected patient. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Feb. 15, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by T.P. Johnson at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH in Bethesda, MD, and colleagues was titled, "Nodding syndrome may be an autoimmune reaction to the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus."
[Credit: Photos and video courtesy of Dr. Thomas B. Nutman, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID, NIH]
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