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A human case of Echinostoma hortense (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) infection diagnosed by gastroduodenal endoscopy in Korea.
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PMID:  12815324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A human Echinostoma hortense infection was diagnosed by gastroduodenoscopy. An 81-year-old Korean male, living in Yeongcheon-shi, Gyeongsangbuk-do and with epigastric discomfort of several days duration, was subjected to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. He was in the habit of eating fresh water fish. Two live worms were found in the duodenal bulb area and were removed using an endoscopic forceps. Based on their morphological characteristics, the worms were identified as E. hortense. The patient was treated with praziquantel 10 mg/kg as a single dose. The source of the infection in this case remains unclear, but the fresh water fish consumed, including the loach, may have been the source. This is the second case of E. hortense infection diagnosed by endoscopy in Korea.
Chang-Min Cho; Won-Young Tak; Young-Oh Kweon; Sung-Kook Kim; Yong-Hwan Choi; Hyun-Hee Kong; Dong-Il Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Korean journal of parasitology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0023-4001     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-19     Completed Date:  2003-09-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435800     Medline TA:  Korean J Parasitol     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu 700-422, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Duodenal Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  parasitology
Echinostoma / growth & development*
Echinostomiasis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  parasitology
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
Fishes / parasitology
Food Parasitology
Praziquantel / therapeutic use
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