Submitted: 01 Oct 2016
Revised: 22 Oct 2016
Accepted: 22 Oct 2016
First published online: 15 Nov 2016
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Int J Enteric Pathog. 2016;4(4): e37109.
doi: 10.15171/ijep.2016.19
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Case Report

Case Record of a Teaching Hospital in Karaj; A 35-Year Old Man With Taenia saginata Infection Treated With Niclosamide

Aliehsan Heidari 1, Enayatollah Kalantar 2 * , Parviz Fallah 3, Mohammad Hossein Dehghan 4, Sadegh Saedi 5, Moniereh Sezavar 3, Morteza Ghoghaee 5

1 Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
2 Dietary Supplements and Probiotics Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
3 Department of Hematology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
4 Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
5 Shahid Rajaei Hospital, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
Corresponding author: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran. Phone: 0098 26 34336009 Fax: 0098 26 34336009 Email: ekalantar@hotmail.com

Abstract

Taeniasaginata can cause severe health and economic problems particularly in endemic areas. The disease cause by this cestode is related to poor sanitary conditions, inadequate hygiene, open defecation, inadequately cooked beef and poverty.

A 35 years man found yellowish white tapeworm proglottids moving in his feces and consulted to the Department of Emergency, ShahidRajaei hospital, Karaj, Iran. He complained of lower abdominal discomfort, anal itching and moving something in the stomach. He was given wrong prescription. The patients had the history of eating undercooked beef.

We report one case of T. saginata infection based on adult tapeworm recovery from the patients. The specific identification of the worm was based on based on standard procedures. Three months after expelling the tapeworm, the man felt better and returned to his normal life.

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