A case report of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a Malaysian child

Rohela, M.; Ngui, R.; Lim, Y.A.; Kalaichelvan, B.; Wan Hafiz, W.I.; Mohd Redzuan, A.N. (2012) A case report of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a Malaysian child. Trop Biomed, 29 (2). pp. 224-30. ISSN 0127-5720

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    We report a case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 2-year-old Malaysian child. This case was initially reported as 'normal' after the examination of proglottids shed from the anus of the child at a private laboratory on two occasions. The putative proglottids shed was then referred to the Parasite Southeast Asia Diagnostic (Para:SEAD) Laboratory, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya for further examination. Microscopic examination confirmed that the child was infected with H. diminuta based on the characteristic eggs found in the proglottids. She was treated with a single dose praziquantel (20 mg/kg of body weight) and recovered well.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Rohela, M.
    2. Ngui, R.
    3. Lim, Y.A.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    4. Kalaichelvan, B.
    5. Wan Hafiz, W.I.
    6. Mohd Redzuan, A.N.
    Journal or Publication Title: Trop Biomed
    Additional Information: Rohela, M Ngui, R Lim, Y A L Kalaichelvan, B Wan Hafiz, W I Mohd Redzuan, A N eng Malaysia 2012/06/28 06:00 Trop Biomed. 2012 Jun;29(2):224-30.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Hymenolepis diminuta infection
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Johana Johari
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 11:43
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 11:43
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4039

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