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Human proliferative sparganosis in Venezuela: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7072899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of human proliferative sparganosis, the first in the southern hemisphere, is reported. The patient had multiple nodular, papular, acne-like lesions, gynecomastia, and large subcutaneous abscesses. Laboratory findings showed that he also had severe anemia of the type associated with infection and chronic diseases, leukocytosis, eosinophilia, and severe hypoalbuminemia and hypergammaglobulinemia. His cellular and humoral immune responses were unaltered. New aspects on the functional repercussion of the parasitism of the human host by Sparganum proliferum are discussed. Treatment with mebendazole was ineffective; the patient's tolerance for the newer drug praziquantel was extremely poor.
R Moulinier; E Martinez; J Torres; O Noya; B A de NOya; O Reyes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1982 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-24     Completed Date:  1982-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies / analysis
Immunity, Cellular
Immunoglobulins / analysis
Mebendazole / therapeutic use
Praziquantel / therapeutic use
Sparganosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Sparganum / immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies; 0/Immunoglobulins; 31431-39-7/Mebendazole; 55268-74-1/Praziquantel

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