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      Dioctophymatosis renalis in humans: first case report from India.

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          Dioctophymatosis is an infestation by Dioctophyma renalis (the giant kidney worm), a relatively uncommon parasitic roundworm that infects carnivorous mammals. Since the early 1900s, dioctophymatosis has been confirmed in < 20 humans worldwide. A 70-year-old man attended our Hospital, complaining of having expelled 2 large worms while urination along with haematuria 2 days post-admission. On MR UROGRAM we confirmed it as dioctophyma renale.wet mount preparation of urine under microscopy showed eggs specific for the parasite. On review of literature we found that this was the first case reported in india.

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          J Assoc Physicians India
          The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
          0004-5772
          0004-5772
          Oct 2014
          : 62
          : 10
          Article
          25906531
          1203f39b-e0c3-48f6-8e11-688ccda19164
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