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1/6. hymenolepis diminuta infection in a child living in the urban area of rome, italy.

    We report a case of hymenolepis diminuta infection in an Italian child affected by tuberous sclerosis. praziquantel is the drug of choice for the treatment of H. diminuta infection. However, considering the patient's neurological disease, we decided to use not praziquantel but niclosamide, which proved equally effective. ( info)

2/6. A case report of a hymenolepis diminuta infection in a child in St James Parish, jamaica.

    Hymenolepsis diminuta is a tapeworm which is an intestinal parasite of rats and mice. Rarely, through accidental ingestion of an infected arthropod, man can become the definitive host. This report documents, for the first time, that such infections occur in jamaica, west indies. The life cycle of the parasite and its treatment are also discussed. ( info)

3/6. hymenolepis diminuta: one of three enteric pathogens isolated from a child.

    This article describes a case of enteritis in a 3.5-yr-old child with persistent diarrhea and the isolation of three gastrointestinal pathogens, including a rare human pathogen hymenolepis diminuta (rat tapeworm). This is the first reported case in the northeastern united states in 20 yr and demonstrates that persons living in homes infested with rodents and arthropods are at risk of acquiring this infection. ( info)

4/6. hymenolepiasis: an unusual cause of diarrhoea in Western europe.

    A young Indian man presented in england with a 6-month history of diarrhoea which started just before leaving india. He was found to have tropical enteropathy and H. nana infestation, but while the infestation and symptoms disappeared with antihelminthic treatment, the tropical enteropathy persisted. hymenolepiasis is not well recognised as a cause of diarrhoea amongst Asians in Western europe. ( info)

5/6. A case report of hymenolepis diminuta in Bangkok, thailand.

    A 20-month-old Thai girl was brought to the Phramongkutkao Hospital in Bangkok. The girl's stool was examined and ova of hymenolepis diminuta were found. She was treated with niclosamide and magnesium sulphate. Six hours after medication three tapeworms without the scolex were expelled in stool. ( info)

6/6. Human infection with hymenolepis diminuta: case report from spain.

    We report a case of hymenolepis diminuta infection in a human. The patient was a 5-year-old girl referred to us through the onset of a cyanotic attack. Treatment with a single dose (10 mg/kg of body weight) of praziquantel was ineffective, but the parasite was eradicated after three treatment cycles with the same drug at dosages of 25 mg/kg/day for 5 days. ( info)

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