Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology IAMM  | About us |  Subscription |  e-Alerts  | Feedback |  Login   
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 Home | Ahead of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions  
Users Online: 2877 Official Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists 
 ~   Next article
 ~   Previous article
 ~   Table of Contents

 ~   Similar in PUBMED
 ~  Search Pubmed for
 ~  Search in Google Scholar for
 ~Related articles
 ~   Citation Manager
 ~   Access Statistics
 ~   Reader Comments
 ~   Email Alert *
 ~   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2563    
    Printed53    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded108    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106-108

First report of Dientamoeba fragilis infection explaining acute non-specific abdominal pain


1 Department of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases, Parasitology Laboratory, National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases, Molecular Biology Laboratory, National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece
3 Surgical Clinic, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece
4 Department of Occupational Medicine, National School of Public Health, Athens, Greece
5 Surgical Clinic, Kyparissia Hospital, Messinia, Greece
6 Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
E Vassalou
Department of Parasitology and Tropical Diseases, Parasitology Laboratory, National School of Public Health, Athens
Greece
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.174121

Rights and Permissions

Dientamoeba fragilis is now considered a potentially emerging gastrointestinal pathogen in both developing and developed countries. We first report an autochthonous case of D. fragilis infection in Greece. A 49-year-old female with acute non-specific abdominal pain required emergency surgical admission for active observation and repeated assessment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of acute unexplained abdominal pain finally attributed to D. fragilis infection using microscopic and molecular methods.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

Online since April 2001, new site since 1st August '04