Case 192. Sparganosis (40 y-o F)

       
  Biopsy from creeping disease (cutaneous larva migrans) of the abdominal skin, seen after eating meat of wild chicken  
       

 

  The matrix is rich in glycogen (PAS). The tegument is also PAS-reactive. The non-segmented plerocercoid survives for years, to grow up as large as 60 cm.