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Korean J Pediatr. 2015 Nov;58(11):451-453. English. Case Report.
Lee SH , Park H , Yu ST .
Department of Pediatrics, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
Department of Parasitoloy and Tropical Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

Diphyllobothrium latum infection in humans is not common in Republic of Korea. We report a case of fish tapeworm infection in a 10-year-old boy after ingestion of raw perch about 8 months ago. The patient complained of recurrent abdominal pain and watery diarrhea. A tapeworm, 85 cm in length, without scolex and neck, was spontaneously discharged in the feces of the patient. The patient was treated with 15-mg/kg single dose praziquantel, and follow-up stool examination was negative after one month. There was no evidence of relapse during the next six months.

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