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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 19. No. 2, 2014

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2014;19:93-95

Case Report

Moniliformis moniliformis from Ahvaz Southwest Iran

S Maraghi, A Shamsizadeh, A Rafiei, H Javaherizadeh


Human moniliformiasis is rare in the world. This is the fifth case reported from Iran since 1971. The case was a one-year-old boy from a wealthy family in Ahwaz city southwest Iran. The parents of patient observed white long threads in his feces. The child had no clinical symptoms. The feces was delivered to diagnostic laboratory for further examination. In macroscopic examination of stool, segmented like adult worms and in microscopic examination ova of parasites were seen. The mean length of male was about 60 mm and female about 210 mm, and the mean size of ova was about 100 mm, Morphological study of the worms and ova indicated that the worms were Moniliformis moniliformis. Cell blood counts of the patient was normal. The patient was treated with levamisole (3 mg/kg/day) for 3 days and expelled totally 15 worms.

Keyword : Acanthocephala; Moniliformis moniliformis

Abstract in Chinese


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