A case report of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a Malaysian child

Rohela, M. and Ngui, R. and Lim, Y.A.L. and Kalaichelvan, B. and Wan Hafiz, W.I. and Mohd Redzuan, A.N. (2012) A case report of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a Malaysian child. Tropical Biomedicine, 29 (2). pp. 224-230. ISSN 0127-5720, DOI 22735844.

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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
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 03:43
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 05:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4039

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