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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.
License: CC BY-SA 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2017
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2017 Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
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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