Contact Hands' tendonitis Due to Paper Parasites  

Santo Creaco1 , Valerio Ioli1 , Lucia Pernice2 , Carmela Visalli3 , Michele Attilio Rosa1
1 Section of Orthopaedics, Surgical Specialties Department, AOU �G. Martino�, Messina, ITALY
2 Infective Disease, Dep. of Community and Territory Medicine, AOU �G. Martino�, Messina
3 Radiological Science, Dep. of Immagine Diagnostic and Radiotherapy, AOU �G. Martino�, Messina
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 13   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2013.03.0013
Received: 29 Aug., 2013    Accepted: 30 Aug., 2013    Published: 30 Aug., 2013
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We have analyzed a case of tendonitis following an instrumental diagnostic process that has led to the diagnosis. The patient was subjected to clinical chemistry and serology tests and Instrumental Examinations. Only anomalous datum was a very high hypereosinophilia. In our case, responsible of tendonitis was a parasite of the paper that may give rise to allergic phenomena. The proof of our thesis is the finding of some "Psocoptera" parasites in the place where our patient worked. Beside symptoms disappeared when the patient has changed his job.

Tendonitis; Hands; Paper Parasites; Psocoptera
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