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  • Broad tapeworms (Diphyllobothriidae), parasites of wildlife and humans: Recent progress and future challenges. [Review]
    Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2019; 9:359-369Scholz T, Kuchta R, Brabec J
  • Tapeworms of the family Diphyllobothriidae, commonly known as broad tapeworms, are predominantly large-bodied parasites of wildlife capable of infecting humans as their natural or accidental host. Diphyllobothriosis caused by adults of the genera Dibothriocephalus, Adenocephalus and Diphyllobothrium is usually not a life-threatening disease. Sparganosis, in contrast, is caused by larvae (plerocer…
  • A case report: 1-year follow-up of cerebral sparganosis mansoni with a stroke-like onset. [Case Reports]
    BMC Neurol 2019; 19(1):105Xie D, Wang M, … Tuo HZ
  • CONCLUSIONS: A case of cerebral sparganosis mansoni with a stroke-like onsetsuggests that in the clinical diagnosis, neurologists should pay attention to brain lesions and look out for the possibility of neuroparasitic infections when dealing with patients with stroke-like onset accompanied by epilepsy. Detections of relevant antibodies in blood and cerebrospinal fluid may be necessary. The combination of the epidemiological history, clinical manifestations, detection of parasite antibody, head radiology, pathological biopsy, and identification of parasites will help us in diagnosis and differential diagnosis.
  • Breast Sparganosis Presenting with a Painless Breast Lump: Report of Two Cases. [Case Reports]
    Korean J Parasitol 2019; 57(2):179-184Oh MY, Kim KE, … Hwang KT
  • Sparganosis is a parasitic infestation caused by sparganum, a plerocercoid tapeworm larva of the genus Spirometra. Since the first case of human sparganosis reported in 1908, sparganosis has been a global disease, and is common in China, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries. Consumption of raw snakes, frogs, fish, or drinking contaminated beverages are sources of human infections. Human sparganos…
  • A case of mammary sparganosis due to infection with Spirometra mansoni. [Case Reports]
    Breast J 2019; 25(4):712-715Zuo J, Feng HG, … Yang JT
  • The authors report the case of a 56-year-old woman with mammary sparganosis due to infection with a plerocercoid tapeworm larva of Spirometra mansoni. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an area of heterogeneous density in outer upper quadrant of the right breast, with a high likelihood of malignancy. During surgery for the removal of a granuloma, the parasite was discovered and excised. The auth…
  • Sparganosis: an under-recognised zoonosis in Australia? [Journal Article]
    BMJ Case Rep 2019; 12(5)Tran QR, Tran MC, Mehanna D
  • Sparganosis is a rare zoonotic parasitosis that is sporadically reported worldwide. In Australia, the causative tapeworms are considered endemic in wildlife animals, however, there have been only five reported human infections. We present three additional cases of sparganosis, involving two Australian born gentlemen who have never travelled overseas and a woman who emigrated from Ethiopia. The fi…
  • Diagnosis and surgical management of orbital sparganosis. [Journal Article]
    Eye (Lond) 2019Xia Q, Yan J
  • CONCLUSIONS: Orbital sparganosis should be highly suspected in patients with a history of eating raw snakes and frogs, a migrating orbital inflammation and the presence of eosinophilia. Orbital imaging examinations play an important role in the diagnosis of orbital sparganosis. Surgical removal of the entire worm is required.
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