First reported case of an ectopic renal giant worm (Dioctophyme renale) infection in the abdominal cavity

Anne Boerekamps*, Vincent T Janmaat, Yvonne C Schrama, Michiel Westerman, Rob M Verdijk, Rob Koelewijn, Peter De Man, Mariana Mendonça Melo, Jaap J Van Hellemond

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Abstract

In this clinical pearl an ectopic human Dioctophyma renale infection in the abdominal cavity is reported for the first time. The patient presented with a gastric perforation and the release of an adult Dioctophyma renale through an abdominal drain and three co-infections (Plasmodium malariae, Strongyloides stercoralis and Mansonella perstans).

Original languageEnglish
Article numbertaac015
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Volume29
Issue number4
Early online date8 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

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