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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1993 Jul-Aug;87(4):482-3.

Single dose treatment with praziquantel for human Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense infections.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh General Hospital, Japan.

Abstract

Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense is a large pseudophyllid cestode and one of the commonest parasites derived from fish in Japan. Three Japanese patients infected with D. nihonkaiense were treated with a single oral dose of 7, 23 or 25 mg/kg of praziquantel. All patients expelled the tapeworm with scolex, and no side effect was noted. This study indicates that single-dose treatment with praziquantel is effective against D. nihonkaiense infection.

PMID:
8249091
DOI:
10.1016/0035-9203(93)90049-v
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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