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Sparganosis of liver: a rare entity and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23220827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Humans are known to serve as the secondary intermediate host for some larval forms of canine or feline tapeworms. Sparganosis is caused by plerocercoid larva of Spirometra of which there are three main species; Spirometra mansoni (or Spirometra erinaceieuropaei), Spirometra mansonoides and Spirometra proliferum. A one-and-half-year-old patient presenting with febrile illness was diagnosed radiologically as a case of liver abscess. The aspirate from the abscess cavity had a thin thread-like worm which was identified as a larval stage of Pseudophyllidea that was further confirmed as belonging to genus Spirometra. Aspiration of the worm and antiparasitic therapy with metronidazole led to complete recovery. Reports of sparganosis from Indian subcontinent are scanty and these cases had involvement of brain, kidney and eye. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of hepatic sparganosis from India.
Sumeeta Khurana; Suma Appannanavar; Harinder Singh Bhatti; Sanjay Verma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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