Dicrocoeliiasis with Signs of Chronic Diarrhea

  • Mohsen Mahmoodi Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology ,Isfahan Health Researches and Training Center, Institute of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Ali Reza Zahraei Ramazani Department of medical Entomology and Vector Control, Isfahan Health Researches and Training Center, Institute of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Shahrokh Izadi Mail Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology ,Isfahan Health Researches and Training Center, Institute of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran.
  • Jamshid Najafian Amin Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran.
Keywords:
Dicrocoelium, Gluten sensitive enteropathy, diarrhea

Abstract

A case who was suffering from abdominal pain and chronic diarrhea refered to Isfahan Health Training and Research Center, Institute of Public Health. Current treatments for chronic diarrhea incloding a traial of gluten fre diet were performed but these were not effective because he was infected by Dicrocoelium dentriticum. Then he was cured with parasitic treatment.

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Schmidt GD, Roberts LS. Dicrocoelium dentriticum. Foundation of Parasitology. 4th ed. 1986.

How to Cite
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Mahmoodi M, Zahraei Ramazani AR, Izadi S, Najafian J. Dicrocoeliiasis with Signs of Chronic Diarrhea. Acta Med Iran. 48(3):202-203.
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