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Subcutaneous pentastomid


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Posted by henry on July 22, 2002 at 12:02:05:

In Reply to: LUMPS on Long nosed vine snakes (ahaetulla nasuta) posted by Kevin on July 19, 2002 at 13:23:25:

Common in the Ahaetulla genus are encysted pentastomes that can be found anywhere in the body cavity or just under the skin. Unlike mites they would be actually under the skin, rather than between the scales. They can be removed under local anesthesia. These are noty a worm but another parasite, looking much like a microscopic beetle.

- henry


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