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Korean J Parasitol. 2017 Feb;55(1):65-69. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2017.55.1.65. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

A Case of Taenia asiatica Infection Diagnosed by Colonoscopy.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju 63241, Korea.
2
Department of Parasitology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju 63241, Korea.

Abstract

A case of Taenia asiatica infection detected by small bowel series and colonoscopy is described. The patient was a 42-year-old Korean man accompanied by discharge of movable proglottids via anus. He used to eat raw pig liver but seldom ate beef. Small bowel series radiologic examinations showed flat tape-like filling defects on the ileum. By colonoscopy, a moving flat tapeworm was observed from the terminal ileum to the ascending colon. The tapeworm was identified as T. asiatica by mitochondrial DNA sequencing. The patient was prescribed with a single oral dose (16 mg/kg) of praziquantel.

KEYWORDS:

Jeju; Taenia asiatica; colonoscopy; tapeworm

PMID:
28285508
PMCID:
PMC5365257
DOI:
10.3347/kjp.2017.55.1.65
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