Diphyllobothriasis in a nine-year-old child in India: a case report

  title={Diphyllobothriasis in a nine-year-old child in India: a case report},
  author={K. Venkatta Ramana and Sanjeev Jagannatha Rao and Moses Vinaykumar and Manjunatha H Krishnappa and Rajeshwar Reddy and Mohammed Sarfaraz and Vamshikrishna Kondle and M. S. Ratnamani and R. Rameshwar Rao},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
INTRODUCTION The Diphyllobothrium genus belongs to the Diphyllobothridea order of tapeworms. Diphyllobothrium spp., which is commonly known as fish tapeworm, is generally transmitted in humans, but also in other species, such as bears, dogs, cats, foxes, and other terrestrial carnivores. Although worldwide in distribution, the original heartland of Diphyllobothrium spp. spreads across Scandinavia, northern Russia, and western Serbia. We report a rare case that occurred in India. CASE… CONTINUE READING
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