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Human Infection with Hymenolepis diminuta: First Case Report from North India

Rumpa Saha, Stuti Kaushik, Kavita Gupta

Keywords : Diarrhea, Hymenolepis diminuta, Praziquantel, Rat tapeworm.

Citation Information : Saha R, Kaushik S, Gupta K. Human Infection with Hymenolepis diminuta: First Case Report from North India. J Gastrointest Infect 2017; 7 (1):36-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jogi-7-1-36

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The parasite Hymenolepis diminuta commonly infests rodents, and human cases have been reported from all corners of India, save North India. There is a need to create awareness about its association with human disease as it is completely curable after treatment. We describe two cases of human infection due to H. diminuta in a 24-year-old woman and her son. These two cases were diagnosed on routine microscopy wet mount preparation and subsequently were successfully treated with medication. A detailed description of this disease in terms of epidemiology, clinical presentation, and effective treatment is dependent upon prompt diagnosis and reporting of all such cases.


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