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Studies on Intestinal Trematodes in Korea 1. A Human Case of Echinostoma cinetorchis Infection with an epidemiological Investigation

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Authors
Seo, Byong-Seol; Cho, Seung-Yull; Chai, Jong-Yil
Issue Date
1980-03
Publisher
서울대학교 의과대학
Citation
Seoul J Med, Vol.21 No.1, pp. 21-29
Abstract
A case of human infection with Echinostoma
cinetorchis was found firstly in Korea on Feb-ruary
1978. The patient was a 60-year old
house-wife residing in Hwasung Gun, Kyunggi,
Do and suffered from intermittent abdominal
pain for about one year. Stool examination
revealed positive for echinostomatid eggs three
times consistently during about 1 year. Eight
worms were collected after bithionol treatment
with cathartics. Collected worms had distinct
head collar with 36 spines, and revealed marked
variation in number and size of testes. So·
they were identified as E. cinetorchis.
Although an intermediate host study was
made to investigate the source of infection of
E. cinetorchis, not a relevant finding to the
human case was obtained. Some of the loaches,
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus had echinostomatid
meta cercariae but one adult worm, obtained
successfully from animal experiment, was identified
as Echinostoma hortense.
The echinostomatid eggs have been sometimesfound
from Koreans, so close observation and
tracing of the positive cases would be helpful
to understand further details of human echinostomiasis
in Korea.
ISSN
0582-6802
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/6648
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College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원)Dept. of Medicine (의학과)The Seoul Journal of MedicineThe Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 21 No.1 (1980)
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