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Korean J Pediatr. 2015 Nov;58(11):451-453. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3345/kjp.2015.58.11.451
Lee SH , Park H , Yu ST .
Department of Pediatrics, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. yudoc@wonkwang.ac.kr
Department of Parasitoloy and Tropical Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.
Abstract

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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