Sarcocystis Species: Humans as Intermediate Hosts
Reference work entry
From the Greek word sarx meaning meat and flesh and kystos meaning cyst. The species name honors the German physician C. Lindemann, who – in the service of the Russian Emperor – described in 1863 tissue cysts in the muscles of humans.
Worldwide; similar looking tissue cysts occur mostly in small numbers (Fig. 1) in the muscles of humans and monkeys.
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