1,137 results match your criteria Diphyllobothriasis

The prevalence of helminthiases in North-Western Siberia rural indigenous and long-term resident people in 1988-89 and 2018-19.

Int J Circumpolar Health 2021 Dec;80(1):1917270

Institute and Museum of Anthropology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation.

The aim of this work was to compare the prevalence of opisthorchiasis, diphyllobothriasis, and ascariasis among the rural indigenous and long-term resident people of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (KMAO) in the years 1988-89 and 2018-19. Helminth infections were identified by faecal microscopic examinations conducted during health check-ups. We analysed 399 medical records for years 1988-89 and 549 records for 2018-19. Read More

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December 2021

Diphyllobothriasis from Eating Sushi.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

3Department of Eat-loss Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

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Ocular Sparganosis: The First Report of Spirometra ranarum in Thailand.

Korean J Parasitol 2020 Oct 22;58(5):577-581. Epub 2020 Oct 22.

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

A 22-year-old Thai man from the Northeast region presented with acute eye swelling, itching, and discharge on his left eye. He was suspected of having gnathostomiasis and treated with albendazole and prednisolone for 3 weeks. Nine months later, he was treated with high-dose oral prednisolone for the preliminary and differential diagnoses with thyroid-associated orbitopathy and lymphoma. Read More

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October 2020

The first records of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae), a causative agent of human sparganosis, in Latvian wildlife.

Parasitol Res 2021 Jan 10;120(1):365-371. Epub 2020 Nov 10.

Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Stoczek 1, 17-230, Białowieża, Poland.

Diphyllobothriid tapeworms of the genus Spirometra are causative agents of sparganosis, food-borne zoonotic parasitic disease. They have been recorded in broad spectrum of hosts, including humans, in all continents except Antarctica. Spirometra tapeworms have been intensively studied in several Asian countries; however, they have been rather neglected in Europe. Read More

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January 2021

Case Report: Sparganosis of the Cauda Equina.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2021 01;104(1):298-302

1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Spinal sparganosis of the cauda equina has been rarely reported. A 54-year-old man presented at the hospital after having experienced lower back pain for 10 months, progressive weakness and numbness of the left leg for 4 months, and urinary incontinence for 3 weeks. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbosacral spine revealed a heterogeneous enhancing mass at the T12-S1 level. Read More

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January 2021

Pulmonary Sparganosis: Tunnel Sign and Migrating Sign on Computed Tomography.

Intern Med 2021 Feb 30;60(4):601-604. Epub 2020 Sep 30.

Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, Japan.

A 77-year-old woman presented at our hospital to undergo a close examination of an abnormal shadow which was observed on a chest radiograph. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) images in the lung window revealed a tortuous tunnel structure (tunnel sign), which was suspected to be the migration path of a parasite. Furthermore, CT images in the mediastinal window showed a linear filling defect from the right inferior pulmonary vein to the venous ostium in the left atrium (migrating sign), which was suspected to be a migrating parasite in the pulmonary vein. Read More

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February 2021

Human diphyllobothriasis - Authors' reply.

Lancet 2020 09;396(10253):755-756

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kobe City Medical Centre General Hospital, Kobe, Japan.

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September 2020

Human diphyllobothriasis.

Lancet 2020 09;396(10253):755

ParaHealth Research Group, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Parasitology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, 46100 Burjassot-Valencia, Spain. Electronic address:

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September 2020

[Persistent malnutrition caused by Nihonkaiense diphyllobothriasis diagnosed during treatment of malignant lymphoma].

Rinsho Ketsueki 2020 ;61(7):750-752

Department of Hematology, Tokyo Medical University.

A 72-year-old man with ileocecal lymphadenopathy was found to have Epstein-Barr virus-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma using open biopsy, and an ileostoma was created. R-CHOP-like chemotherapy was initiated, but his malnutrition did not improve. After 3 cycles of chemotherapy, a 2-m-long Cestoda was removed from the stoma and was identified as Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense using mitochondria cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 targeted polymerase chain reaction analysis. Read More

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September 2020

Sparganosis (Spirometra) in Europe in the Molecular Era.

Clin Infect Dis 2021 03;72(5):882-890

Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Sparganosis is a relatively neglected foodborne and waterborne disease caused by species of the tapeworm genus Spirometra, the global distribution of which has not been sufficiently recognized. Known mainly as a zoonosis of East Asia, its species are native to all inhabited continents including Europe. Spirometra has been reported from numerous wildlife species from 17 European countries, and a critical review confirmed 17 autochthonous and 8 imported human clinical cases. Read More

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Occurrence and Spatial Distribution of (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidea) in Lake Iseo (Northern Italy): An Update.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 07 14;17(14). Epub 2020 Jul 14.

The Veterinary Medical Research Institute for Piemonte, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta, 10154 Torino, Italy.

(Linnaeus, 1758) (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidea; syn. ), is a fish-borne zoonotic parasite responsible for diphyllobothriasis in humans. Although has long been studied, many aspects of its epidemiology and distribution remain unknown. Read More

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A Retrieved Sparganum of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei from a Korean Man during Mechanical Thrombectomy.

Korean J Parasitol 2020 Jun 26;58(3):309-313. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Department of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea.

Human sparganosis is a zoonotic disease caused by infection and migration of the plerocercoid of Spirometra spp. Although sparganosis were reported from most parts of the body, the sparganum parasitizing inside cerebral artery is remarkably uncommon. We report a case of cerebral intravascular sparganosis in an elderly patient with acute ischemic stroke who was diagnosed by retrieving sparganum during mechanical thrombectomy. Read More

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Recurrent eosinophilic pleuritis caused by sparganum infection: A case report and review of the literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 May;99(22):e20226

Department of Respiratory Medicine.

Rationale: Sparganosis is an infectious disease caused by a larval tapeworm of the genus Spirometra, which commonly invades subcutaneous tissues. Pulmonary and pleural involvement due to sparganum has been rarely reported previously.

Patient Concerns: We herein described a case of recurrent eosinophilic pleuritis in a 24-year-old woman. Read More

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The Things They Carry: Diphyllobothriasis at Sea, a Case Report.

David F Reilly

Mil Med 2020 03;185(3-4):e510-e512

Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN, NAS Lemoore, Building 30 Sky Train Avenue, Lemoore, CA 93245.

Diphyllobothrium, also known as the "Broad Tapeworm" or "Fish Tapeworm," is a genus of Cestoda acquired through the consumption of undercooked fish. Although infection by a Diphyllobothrium spp. in the United States is rare, it remains an important global zoonosis, with an estimated burden of approximately 20 million people worldwide. Read More

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Prevalence and molecular characterization of spargana in snakes in Hunan Province, China.

J Helminthol 2020 Feb 27;94:e131. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Protein Engineering in Animal Vaccines, College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan410128, China.

Sparganosis is an important foodborne parasitic zoonosis; however, few reports on the prevalence of snake-infecting plerocercoids from Hunan province in China are available. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of spargana infection in wild snakes from this region in 2018, and identified an astonishing prevalence rate of 91.7% (344/375). Read More

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February 2020

Spinal Sparganosis Coexisting with Acquired Arteriovenous Fistula of the Filum Terminale.

World Neurosurg 2020 Apr 26;136:341-347. Epub 2020 Jan 26.

Department of Radiology, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Spinal sparganosis associated with filum terminale arteriovenous fistula (FTAVF) has not been reported in the literature. In previous studies, these 2 rare diseases were usually reported separately. We report the first case of spinal sparganosis with concomitant FTAVF. Read More

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A Case of Refractory Diphyllobothriasis in a Young Pediatric Patient.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2021 Mar;10(2):210-212

Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

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Raw fish and diphyllobothriasis infection.

QJM 2020 Sep;113(9):695-696

Department of Pediatrics, Yaizu City Hospital, 1000 Doubara, Yaizu-shi, Shizuoka 425-8505, Japan.

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September 2020

Paleoparasitology of Merovingian Corpses Buried in Stone Sarcophagi in the Saint-Martin-au-Val Church (Chartres, France).

Korean J Parasitol 2019 12 31;57(6):613-619. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

University of Bourgogne Franche-Comte, CNRS UMR 6249 Chrono-environment, 16 Route de Gray, 25030 Besancon cedex, France.

Paleoparasitological analysis was carried on 4 Merovingian skeletons, dated from the late-5th to the late-9th centuries, and recovered in the church of Saint-Martin-au-Val in Chartres (Center region, France). The corpses were buried in stone sarcophagi, which were still sealed at the time of excavation. Parasite marker extraction was conducted on sediment samples taken from the abdominal and pelvic regions, but also on samples taken from under the head and the feet as control samples. Read More

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December 2019

Image Gallery: Cerebral and subcutaneous sparganosis.

Br J Dermatol 2020 05 18;182(5):e158. Epub 2019 Dec 18.

Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

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Locally acquired infection with Dibothriocephalus nihonkaiense (=Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense) in France: the importance of molecular diagnosis.

Parasitol Res 2020 Feb 17;119(2):513-518. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

Institut de Parasitologie et Pathologie Tropicale, EA 7292, Fédération de Médecine Translationnelle, Université de Strasbourg, 3 rue Koeberlé, F-67000, Strasbourg, France.

Diphyllobothriasis is a parasitic fish-borne disease caused by tapeworms of the genus Dibothriocephalus (=Diphyllobothrium). The majority of reported cases are attributed to D. latum, based on morphological identification of eggs or proglottids. Read More

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February 2020

Human proliferative sparganosis update.

Parasitol Int 2020 Apr 10;75:102036. Epub 2019 Dec 10.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Japan. Electronic address:

Proliferative sparganosis is one of the most bizarre and mysterious parasitic diseases ever described. The causative parasite is Sparganum proliferum, which is a pseudophyllidean cestode distinct from Spirometra tapeworms. Here we overview this rare but fascinating disease with the all original case reports on human patients published in the last 115 years. Read More

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Subcutaneous Sparganosis on Abdomen Mimicking Multiple Lipomas.

Korean J Parasitol 2019 Oct 31;57(5):513-516. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan 31151, Korea.

Human sparganosis is a food-borne zoonosis mainly caused by the plerocercoid belonging to the genus Spirometra. The most common clinical sign of sparganosis is a subcutaneous mass in the trunk including abdominal or chest wall. The mass may be mistaken for a malignant tumor, thereby causing difficulty in terms of diagnosis and treatment. Read More

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October 2019

Host Switching of Zoonotic Broad Fish Tapeworm (Dibothriocephalus latus) to Salmonids, Patagonia.

Emerg Infect Dis 2019 11;25(11):2156-2158

Diphyllobothriosis is a reemerging zoonotic disease because of global trade and increased popularity of eating raw fish. We present molecular evidence of host switching of a human-infecting broad fish tapeworm, Dibothriocephalus latus, and use of salmonids as intermediate or paratenic hosts and thus a source of human infection in South America. Read More

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November 2019

Scanning early catches the worm: abdominal ultrasound as a possible screening method for intestinal cestodes.

Lancet 2019 10;394(10205):1264

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kobe City Medical Centre General Hospital, Kobe, Japan.

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October 2019

Case Report: Human Subcutaneous Sparganosis in a Thai Migrant.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 11;101(5):1170-1173

University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Human sparganosis is a cestode infection which is neglected as a differential diagnosis outside endemic countries. Diagnosis and therapy may be challenging depending on the clinical presentation and anatomic localization. The disease manifests predominantly as subcutaneous nodule(s) or intracranial mass lesion(s). Read More

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November 2019

The parasite that came in from the cold.

J Travel Med 2020 Feb;27(1)

Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Programa de salut internacional de l'Institut Català de la Salut (PROSICS Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

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February 2020

Dibothriocephalus nihonkaiensis: an emerging concern in western countries?

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2019 09 9;17(9):677-679. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Parasitology, Université Rennes, CHU Rennes, Irset, Inserm, EHESP , Rennes , France.

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September 2019

Cerebral sparganosis presenting with atypical postcontrast magnetic resonance imaging findings: a case report and literature review.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Aug 27;19(1):748. Epub 2019 Aug 27.

Department of Neurology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Background: Sparganosis, a rare and severe parasitic infection caused by the larvae of Spirometra species or simply sparganum, generally involves subcutaneous tissue or muscle. But occasionally, sparganum can also invade the human brain, resulting in cerebral sparganosis.

Case Presentation: A 33-year-old woman presented with a 10-day history of headache. Read More

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Case Report: Morphologic and Genetic Identification of Cerebral Sparganosis.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 11;101(5):1174-1176

Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

A 50-year-old Chinese woman with a history of weakness and paroxysmal seizures of the left limb presented to our hospital with a ten-day history of neck pain. Imaging showed that there was a mass in the frontal lobe of her brain. On resection of the mass, a motile worm was identified. Read More

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November 2019