Korean J Parasitol.  2020 Apr;58(2):211-212. 10.3347/kjp.2020.58.2.211.

Confusing a Pollen Grain with a Parasite Egg: Infection or Traditional Medicine?

  • 1Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • 2Paris Descartes Medical Faculty, 15 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, Paris 75006, France; 3Museum National d'Histoire naturelle, 55 rue Buffon, Paris 75005, France


Camacho & Reinhard stated in the December 2019 issue of the KJP (57: 621-625) that we confused a pollen grain with an Enterobius egg found in the grave of a female adolescent residing in ancient Tehran 7,000 years ago. We want here to clarify and answer to the outlined points in their article.


egg; palynology; pollen; pinworm; archaeology
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