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Case Report: A Symptomatic Case of Hymenolepis diminuta Infection in an Urban-Dwelling Adult in Malaysia

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  • 1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • | 2 Sunway Medical Centre, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

A case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 43-year-old Malaysian male with persistent abdominal colicky pain is reported. Endoscopy revealed whitish worms in the lumen of the small intestine, which were identified as H. diminuta after microscopy. Patient was successfully treated with a single dose of praziquantel (25 mg/kg).

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Romano Ngui or Rohela Mahmud, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. E-mails: romano@um.edu.my or rohela@ummc.edu.myDeceased.

Financial support: This work was supported by University of Malaya grants (BKP 007-2014 and UM.0000008/HIR.C1).

Authors’ addresses: Arine Fadzlun Ahmad, Romano Ngui, Farikha Sarip, Wan Hafiz Wan Ismail, Hasidah Omar, Zurainee Mohamed Nor, Amirah Amir, Yvonne A. L. Lim, and Rohela Mahmud, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, E-mails: rohela@ummc.edu.my, romano@um.edu.my, farikha.sarip@gmail.com, wanhafiz@ummc.edu.my, hasidah@ummc.edu.my, zuraineemn@um.edu.my, amirahamir@hotmail.my, limailian@um.edu.my, and rohela@ummc.edu.my. Jaxinthe Ong, Sunway Medical Centre, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, E-mail: jaxint@gmail.com.

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