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A case of Diphyllobothrium latum infection with a brief review of diphyllobothriasis in the Republic of Korea

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Authors
Lee, Eun Bin; Song, Jung Hoon; Park, Nam Seon; Kang, Byung Kook; Lee, Hyung Suk; Han, Yoon Ju; Kim, Hyo-Jin; Shin, Eun-Hee; Chai, Jong-Yil
Issue Date
2007-10-19
Publisher
Korean Society for Parasitology
Citation
Korean J Parasitol. 2007 Sep;45(3):219-23.
Keywords
AnimalsAnthelmintics/therapeutic useDiphyllobothriasis/drug therapy/*epidemiology/*parasitologyDiphyllobothrium/anatomy & histology/*isolation &purification/pathogenicityFeces/parasitologyHumansKorea/epidemiologyMaleMiddle AgedPraziquantel/therapeutic useTreatment Outcome
Abstract
A case of Diphyllobothrium latum infection in a 49-year old man is described, and diphyllobothriasis latum in the Republic of Korea is briefly reviewed. An incomplete strobila of a tapeworm, 95 cm in length, without scolex and neck, was spontaneously discharged in the feces of a patient. On the basis of morphologic characteristics of the worm and eggs, the worm was identified as D. latum. The patient was successfully treated with a single dose (15 mg/kg) of praziquantel. The most probable source of infection was salmon flesh according to the past history of the patient. The first case of D. latum infection was documented in 1971, and this is the 43rd recorded case in the Republic of Korea. The 43 cases were briefly reviewed. The patientso main complaints were gastrointestinal troubles, such as mild abdominal pain, indigestion, and diarrhea, and discharge of tapeworm segments in the feces. The suspected infection sources included raw or improperly cooked flesh of fresh or brackish water fish, including the perch, mullet, salmon, and trout.
ISSN
0023-4001 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17876168

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