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

Aliehsan Heidari, Enayatollah Kalantar, Parviz Fallah, Mohammad Hossein Dehghan, Sadegh Saedi, Moniereh Sezavar, Morteza Ghoghaee
2016 International Journal of Enteric Pathogens  
Taenia saginata can cause severe health and economic problems particularly in areas where it is endemic. The disease caused by this cestode is related to poor sanitary conditions, inadequate hygiene, open defecation, inadequately cooked beef, and poverty. A 35-year old man found yellowish white tapeworm proglottids moving in his feces and consulted with the Department of Emergency, Shahid Rajaei hospital, Karaj, Iran. He complained of lower abdominal discomfort, anal itching, and something
more » ... and something moving in the stomach. He was given wrong prescription. The patient had the history of eating undercooked beef. Herein we report a case of T. saginata infection based on an adult tapeworm recovery from the infection. The specific identification of the worm was based on standard procedures. Three months after expelling the tapeworm, the man felt better and returned to his normal life.
doi:10.15171/ijep.2016.19 fatcat:p77zfnwtsfhcvgpfge3kfl4z4i