Infection of the respiratory tract with Mammomanogamus (Syngamus) laryngeus: a new case in Largo, Florida, and a summary of previously reported cases

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1983 Sep;128(3):566-9. doi: 10.1164/arrd.1983.128.3.566.


We present an unusual cause for chronic cough. Infection in a man by the nematode Mammomanogamus laryngeus is described along with a review of other reported human cases. High index of suspicion is urged, especially in world travelers.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Strongylida Infections / diagnosis*
  • Strongylida Infections / epidemiology
  • Travel
  • West Indies