Hymenolepis diminuta: One of three enteric pathogens isolated from a child

Michael H. Levi, Beth G. Raucher, Elyse Teicher, Daniel J. Sheehan, John C. McKitrick

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This article describes a case of enteritis in a 3.5-yr-old child with persistent diarrhea and the isolation of three gastrointestinal pathogens, including a rare human pathogen Hymenolepis diminuta (rat tapeworm). This is the first reported case in the northeastern United States in 20 yr and demonstrates that persons living in homes infested with rodents and arthropods are at risk of acquiring this infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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