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Gastrodiscoides hominis infection in a Nigerian-case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15287303     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastrodiscoides hominis is a large fluke of pig and human and constitutes an important parasite of human in Assam, Indian, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This parasite has not been reported in Nigeria and possibly other parts of Africa. This is a case report of a seven year old Nigerian child who presented with features of malnutrition and anaemia and was found to have Gastrodiscoides hominis and Ascaris lumbricoides. Following clearance of the worms there was tremendous improvement of the health status of the child. The detailed epidemiology of this parasite still remains to be studied in this environment.
H O Dada-Adegbola; C O Falade; O A Oluwatoba; O O Abiodun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    2004 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-03     Completed Date:  2004-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / parasitology
Antinematodal Agents / therapeutic use
Ascariasis / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  parasitology
Ascaris lumbricoides*
Child Nutrition Disorders / parasitology
Chronic Disease
Feces / parasitology
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  parasitology
Mebendazole / therapeutic use
Nigeria / epidemiology
Parasite Egg Count
Protein-Energy Malnutrition / parasitology
Treatment Outcome
Trematode Infections / complications,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  parasitology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antinematodal Agents; 31431-39-7/Mebendazole

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