A micrograph of a female nematode showing several internal eggs Image adapted from: Dennett X, Siejka SJ, et al. Polymyositis caused by a new genus of nematode. Med J Aust 1998; 168(5):226-227. © Copyright 1998 The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission

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