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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-147

A case of Hymenolepis diminuta in a young male from Odisha


1 Department of Microbiology, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, OdishaDepartment of Microbiology, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of General Medicine, M.K.C.G. Medical College, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha, India

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T Karuna
Department of Microbiology, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Block 3, Flat 1, Pandara, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.122145

PMID: 24471000

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Hymenolepis diminuta also known as rat tapeworm rarely causes hymenolepiasis in humans. We report a case of H. diminuta infection in an 18-year-old male farmer who presented with intermittent pruritic maculopaular rashes and dull aching left iliac fossa pain for 6 months. Patient was cured with 2 doses of praziquantel 20 mg/kg on day 0 and 7.


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