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Bracaglia, G; Ranno, S; Mancinelli, L; Santoro, M; Cerroni, L; Massone, C; Sangueza, O; Bravo, FG; Diociaiuti, A; Nicastri, E; Muraca, M; El Hachem, M; Boldrini, R; Callea, F; Putignani, L.
A waterborn zoonotic helminthiase in an Italian diver: a case report of a cutaneous Sparganum infection and a review of European cases.
Pathog Glob Health. 2015; 109(8):383-386 (- Case Report) [OPEN ACCESS]
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Cerroni Lorenzo
Massone Cesare

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Many waterborne helminthes are opportunistic parasites that can travel directly from animals to man and may contain forms capable of penetrating the skin. Among these, Sparganum is the pseudophyllidean tapeworm that belongs to the genus Spirometra, which is responsible for parasitic zoonosis; it is rarely detected in Europe and is caused by the plerocercoid infective larva. Thus far, only six cases of cutaneous and ocular sparganosis have been reported in Europe; two and four cases have occurred in France and Italy, respectively. Herein, we describe a new case of sparganosis in Italy that affected a male diver who presented to the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital of Rome. The patient's skin biopsy was submitted to the Parasitology department who, in consultation with Pathology, concluded that the morphologic and microscopic findings were those of Sparganum spp. larvae. The patient recovered following a single dose of 600 mg praziquantel.
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Animals -
Anthelmintics - administration & dosage
Europe -
Humans -
Italy -
Male -
Middle Aged -
Praziquantel - administration & dosage
Seawater - parasitology
Skin Diseases, Infectious - drug therapy
Skin Diseases, Infectious - parasitology
Sparganosis - drug therapy
Sparganosis - parasitology
Sparganum - physiology
Zoonoses - drug therapy
Zoonoses - parasitology

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Waterborne zoonotic helminthes Sparganum
Cutaneous infection
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