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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 183-186

Case of sparganosis: A diagnostic dilemma


1 Department of Microbiology , Dr B. L. Kapur Memorial Hospital, New Delhi - 110 005, India
2 Department of Microbiology, PGIMER, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001, India

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S Duggal
Department of Microbiology , Dr B. L. Kapur Memorial Hospital, New Delhi - 110 005
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.81789

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Sparganosis, also known as larval diphyllobothriasis, is a rare disease of humans as man is not a natural host in the life cycle of Spirometra spp. Diagnosis of the latter is difficult as it mimics other conditions that commonly cause subcutaneous or visceral fluid collection. Clinical diagnosis of this particular case was also erroneously labelled as tuberculosis but later labelled as a case of sparganosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case from India where a sparganum-like parasite was isolated in drain fluid from the perinephric area.






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