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Parasitol Int. 2007 Sep;56(3):195-9. Epub 2007 Feb 20.

Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (Yamane et al., 1986) in Switzerland: first molecular evidence and case reports.

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Istituto Cantonale di Microbiologia, Bellinzona, Switzerland. barbara.wicht@ti.ch

Abstract

We report the first cases of locally-acquired Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (Yamane, Kamo, Bylund and Wikgren, 1986) in Switzerland, confirmed by genetic analysis (18S rRNA, COI and ITS1-5.8S rRNA-ITS2 genes). Diphyllobothriasis in this country is attributed to the tapeworm D. latum (Linnaeus, 1758) but the increasing popularity of raw fish culinary specialities (sushi, carpaccio, tartare) brings out a new diagnostic problem, so that people can get infected by exotic species of tapeworms.

PMID:
17369079
DOI:
10.1016/j.parint.2007.02.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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