In honor of Mother's Day, I have a special case for you:
A firm nodule measuring approximately 2 cm in diameter was removed from the scalp of a man from Southern Venezuela. The following histologic sections show the adult female (mother) worm and her offspring. In this infection, the adult worms stay in one location while the migrating offspring wreak havoc in the host. Diagnosis?
Some poor mothers, they just can’t seem to win
When your kids are parasites writhing around in the skin
You try to keep them snug down in the uterine tubes
Until a blackfly comes along looking for food