Volume 101, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Human sparganosis is a cestode infection which is neglected as a differential diagnosis outside endemic countries. Diagnosis and therapy may be challenging depending on the clinical presentation and anatomic localization. The disease manifests predominantly as subcutaneous nodule(s) or intracranial mass lesion(s). Infection is primarily acquired by ingesting raw or undercooked amphibian or reptile flesh or by drinking water containing copepods. We report an unusual case of subcutaneous sparganosis presenting with two nonmigratory nodules in close proximity to each other on the right thigh of a Thai woman living in Switzerland.

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  • Received : 16 Jun 2019
  • Accepted : 09 Aug 2019
  • Published online : 30 Sep 2019

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