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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-154

A rare case of diphyllobothriasis from pondicherry, South India


1 Departments of Clinical Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry - 605 014, India
2 Departments of Pathology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry - 605 014, India

Correspondence Address:
R Kanungo
Departments of Clinical Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry - 605 014
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.32725

PMID: 17582189

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Diphyllobothriasis is an intestinal parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of raw fresh-water fish containing the infectious larvae of Diphyllobothrium spp. This infection is uncommon in India. We report a case of diphyllobothriasis that occurred in Pondicherry, India, in a 5-year-old boy hailing from a fishing community. He attended the Pediatric OPD with spontaneous discharge of segments of the adult parasite. The segments (macroscopically and microscopically) were identified as those of Diphyllobothrium latum . The stool examination also revealed characteristic oval eggs.






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