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Although many patients infected with Dientamoeba fragilis suffer gastrointestinal symptoms, controversy still surrounds the pathogenic role of this intestinal protozoan. We describe three patients infected with D fragilis who had gastrointestinal symptoms. In the first patient symptoms resolved with therapy before the protozoan was eradicated from the… (More)
A case of cutaneous larva migrans is presented. The patient acquired the parasite in a suburban Christchurch property. A biopsy confirmed the clinical diagnosis. Cutaneous larva migrans is common in returned travellers from the tropics. It is rare in New Zealand, however. Presumably there were very specific, favourable local factors to allow maturation and… (More)
A case of tropical fish tank granuloma due to mycobacterium marinum is presented. The source, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment are discussed.
Thirty seven cases of malaria were diagnosed in the Christchurch Hospital Microbiology Laboratory from January 1978 to December 1983. Cases occurred in most age groups with various occupations. Prophylactic drugs may not give protection because of lack of patient compliance and/or parasite resistance. A case of malaria which recrudesced following treatment… (More)
Anisakiasis is not an uncommon disease in countries where raw fish is a delicacy. This example of intestinal obstruction following reaction to a migrating anisakis larva is the first case reported in New Zealand.