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A Case Report of Human Infection with Dioctophyma Renale from Iran

Roghayeh Norouzi, Arman Manochehri, Mustafa Hanifi
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Abstract

A 75-year-old man from Kurdistan province, western part of Iran was diagnosed with a mass in the right kidney by ultrasound and computed tomography. In operation, a parasitic helminth, 30 cm long and 1.2 cm in diameter consistent with D. renale was found in the right kidney. Microscopic examination revealed that the male Dioctophyma renale. Following removal of worm, the symptoms completely resolved within a few hours. Generally, parasitism by D. renale in human is a necropsy finding, nevertheless imaging techniques as ultrasound and computed tomography have been proven to be important tool to achieve diagnosis.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/uj.v14i2.3722

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