A second case of Diphyllobothriasis in Malaysia

Rohela, M. and Jamaiah, I. and Goh, K.L. and Nissapatorn, V. (2006) A second case of Diphyllobothriasis in Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 37 (5). pp. 896-898. ISSN 01251562, DOI 17333730.

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Diphyllobothriasis was first reported in Malaysia in 2002. We are reporting a second case of diphyllobothriasis in Malaysia. The patient was a 37-year-old Chinese male seen at the outpatient clinic with a complaint of passing strands of white color flat worm in his stool. He had no other abdominal complaints. Laboratory and physical examinations were normal. Diphyllobothrium latum was confirmed by examination of the gravid proglottids passed out and the typical operculated eggs expelled from the ruptured proglottids. The patient had a history of eating raw fish. He was treated with a single dose of praziquantel.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 2 Export Date: 15 October 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 17333730 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Rohela, M.; Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: ketuaparasit@um.edu.my Chemicals/CAS: praziquantel, 55268-74-1; Anthelmintics; Praziquantel, 55268-74-1 References: Curtis, M.A., Bylund, G., Diphyllobothriasis: Fish tapeworm disease in the circumpolar north (1991) Arctic Med Res, 50, pp. 18-24; Kyronseppa, H., The occurrence of human intestinal parasites in Finland (1993) Scand J Infect Dis, 25, pp. 671-673; Lee, S.H., Chai, J.Y., Seo, M., Two rare cases of Diphyllobothrium latum type infection in Korea (1994) Kisaengchunghak Chapchi, 32, pp. 117-120; Min, D.Y., Cestode infections in Korea (1990) Kisaengchunghak Chapchi, 28 (SUPPL.), pp. 123-144; Rohela, M., Jamaiah, I., Chan, K.W., Wan Yusoff, W.S., Diphyllobothriasis: The first case report from Malaysia (2002) Southeast Asian J Trop Med and Public Health, 33, pp. 229-230; Stone, R.M., Deangelo, D.J., Randolph, T., (1998) Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 1, pp. 1226-1227. , International ed. Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill; Tsieh, S., (1988) Diphyllobothriasis, Hymenolepiasis and Dipylidiasis: Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Parasitology, pp. 283-285. , New York: Igaku-Shoin
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthelmintic agent praziquantel adult article case report diphyllobothriasis human Malaysia male Anthelmintics Humans
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 04:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 04:13
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4155

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