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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-52

Sparganosis mimicking a soft-tissue tumor: A diagnostic challenge

1 Department of Microbiology, ABVIMS, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Division of Parasitology, ICAR-IVRI, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Centre for Wildlife Conservation Management and Disease Surveillance, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rakesh Kumar Mahajan
ABVIMS, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_40_20

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Human sparganosis is a rare but important food borne zoonosis and could be attributed to increased consumption of raw meat of fish, frogs, snakes etc. Sparganosis may involve varied organ systems but subcutaneous sparganosis remains the one of the commonly reported clinical condition. Rarity of this problem reinforces the necessity of sensitising the treating physicians of the differential possibility of this infection in patients with history of practice of consuming raw meat. Expansion of health communication and provision of safe food and water by the civic agencies can be a part of powerful preventive strategies.

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