Infection with Hymenolepis diminuta (Rodolphi, 1819) in a Child from North of Iran: Case Report

  • Meysam SHARIFDINI Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
  • Elham HAJIALILO 1. Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran 2. Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
  • Laleh GHANBARZADEH 1. Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran 2. Student Research Committee, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
  • Mehrzad SARAEI 1. Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran 2. Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
Keywords: Hymenolepis diminuta; Gastrointestinal symptoms; Praziquantel; Iran

Abstract

Abstract We report a human case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in Guilan Province, northern part of Iran in 2017. The patient was a 15-month-old boy with gastrointestinal symptoms. In stool examination, eggs of H. diminuta was found based on morphological characteristic. The infant was successfully treated with a single oral dose of praziquantel, and then completely recovered. For the first time, we report human infection with this species in north of Iran.    

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Published
2019-07-18
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SHARIFDINI M, HAJIALILO E, GHANBARZADEH L, SARAEI M. Infection with Hymenolepis diminuta (Rodolphi, 1819) in a Child from North of Iran: Case Report. Iran J Public Health. 48(8):1528-1531.
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