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Case Report: Human Subcutaneous Sparganosis in a Thai Migrant

Muigg, Veronika and Ruf, Marie-Therese and Schwarzkopf, Stefan and Huang, Simon and Denisjuk, Natalja and Stürmann, Anna and Ritzler, Michael and Wampfler, Rahel and Poppert, Sven and Neumayr, Andreas. (2019) Case Report: Human Subcutaneous Sparganosis in a Thai Migrant. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 101 (5). pp. 1170-1173.

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Abstract

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; Spirometra erinaceieuropaei; sparganosis presenting with two nonmigratory nodules in close proximity to each other on the right thigh of a Thai woman living in Switzerland.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Muigg, Veronika and Ruf, Marie-Therese and Stürmann, Anna and Wampfler, Rahel and Poppert, Sven and Neumayr, Andreas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
ISSN:0002-9637
e-ISSN:1476-1645
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:09 Dec 2019 14:01
Deposited On:09 Dec 2019 14:01

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