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Human trichinellosis caused by Trichinella britovi in Greece, and literature review.
J Helminthol 2019; :1-4JH

Abstract

Trichinellosis is a cosmopolitan zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the nematodes of the genus Trichinella, through the consumption of raw or semi-raw infected meat from swine, horses and wild animals. This disease has been sporadically reported in Greece since 1946. The aim of the present study was to describe a trichinellosis case in a patient hospitalized in northern Greece, in 2017. A 47-year-old male was admitted to hospital with intense generalized myalgia, periorbital swelling, fever, exhaustion and anorexia. Biochemical and haematological profile showed eosinophilia and elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK). Anti-Trichinella spp. IgG and IgM antibodies were detected by serology and Trichinella spp. larvae were found in two muscle biopsies by compressorium and histological examination. A larva collected from the muscle biopsy was identified as Trichinella britovi by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Albendazole (400 mg twice per day × 10 days) was administered and the clinical condition of the patient promptly improved. This is the first identification of T. britovi in a patient in Greece.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,54124 Thessaloniki,Greece.Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,54124 Thessaloniki,Greece.Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Veria,Veria,Greece.Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità,Rome,Italy.Laboratory of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,54124 Thessaloniki,Greece.Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Veria,Veria,Greece.Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Veria,Veria,Greece.Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Veria,Veria,Greece.Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità,Rome,Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30758280

Citation

Dimzas, D, et al. "Human Trichinellosis Caused By Trichinella Britovi in Greece, and Literature Review." Journal of Helminthology, 2019, pp. 1-4.
Dimzas D, Diakou A, Koutras C, et al. Human trichinellosis caused by Trichinella britovi in Greece, and literature review. J Helminthol. 2019.
Dimzas, D., Diakou, A., Koutras, C., Gómez Morales, M. A., Psalla, D., Keryttopoulos, P., ... Pozio, E. (2019). Human trichinellosis caused by Trichinella britovi in Greece, and literature review. Journal of Helminthology, pp. 1-4. doi:10.1017/S0022149X19000075.
Dimzas D, et al. Human Trichinellosis Caused By Trichinella Britovi in Greece, and Literature Review. J Helminthol. 2019 Feb 13;1-4. PubMed PMID: 30758280.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Human trichinellosis caused by Trichinella britovi in Greece, and literature review. AU - Dimzas,D, AU - Diakou,A, AU - Koutras,C, AU - Gómez Morales,M A, AU - Psalla,D, AU - Keryttopoulos,P, AU - Deligianni,D, AU - Kontotasios,K, AU - Pozio,Edoardo, Y1 - 2019/02/13/ PY - 2019/2/14/entrez KW - Diagnosis KW - Greece KW - Trichinella britovi KW - public health KW - trichinellosis SP - 1 EP - 4 JF - Journal of helminthology JO - J. Helminthol. N2 - Trichinellosis is a cosmopolitan zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the nematodes of the genus Trichinella, through the consumption of raw or semi-raw infected meat from swine, horses and wild animals. This disease has been sporadically reported in Greece since 1946. The aim of the present study was to describe a trichinellosis case in a patient hospitalized in northern Greece, in 2017. A 47-year-old male was admitted to hospital with intense generalized myalgia, periorbital swelling, fever, exhaustion and anorexia. Biochemical and haematological profile showed eosinophilia and elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK). Anti-Trichinella spp. IgG and IgM antibodies were detected by serology and Trichinella spp. larvae were found in two muscle biopsies by compressorium and histological examination. A larva collected from the muscle biopsy was identified as Trichinella britovi by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Albendazole (400 mg twice per day × 10 days) was administered and the clinical condition of the patient promptly improved. This is the first identification of T. britovi in a patient in Greece. SN - 1475-2697 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30758280/Human_trichinellosis_caused_by_Trichinella_britovi_in_Greece_and_literature_review_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0022149X19000075/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -