Intestinal tapeworms. Do they still exist? Are they still able to surprise us?


Authors: V. Vlková 1;  P. Klapal 2;  P. Starý 3
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení klinické mikrobiologie a imunologie Krajská nemocnice Liberec, a. s. Primář: MUDr. V. Kracík 1;  Privátní gastroenterolog, Liberec 2;  Praktický lékař pro dospělé, Liberec 3
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2007; 87(12): 735-737
Category: Case Report

Overview

The authors highlight the fact that intestinal cestodes are still present in the Czech Republic even though their incidence is increasingly rare. A look at the Liberec region confirms this conclusion. The authors describe two less common cases of intestinal cestodes: the discovery of a tapeworm from the genus Taenia during a routine colonoscopy of a female patient following surgery for a tumour of the transverse colon, and an imported infection of a Czech citizen with Diphyllobothrium latum.

Key words:
intestinal cestodes, colonoscopy, Taenia saginata, Diphyllobothrium latum.


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