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Human bertiellosis in Goiás, Brazil: a case report on human infection by Bertiella sp. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) Parasitismo humano por Bertiella sp. (Cestoda-Anoplocephalidae) no Estado de Goiás, Brasil

By Julieta M. Paçô, Dulcinéia M.B. Campos and José Luiz de Barros Araújo


The authors report on a new case of human Bertiellosis in a 2-year old female patient who was born in Goiânia-Goiás (Brazil) and has had history of permanent dwelling in an area frequently visited by simians in Mato Grosso (Brazil). At the time of diagnosis the patient showed inappetence, abdominal pain, and loss of weight. Eggs and proglottids were found in her stool and were identified as Bertiella sp. The objective of this report is to register the third case of human Bertiellosis in Brazil, characterizing one more case of helminthic zoonosis.<br>Relata-se o encontro de um novo caso de bertiellose humana em paciente do sexo feminino, 2 anos, natural de Goiânia, Estado de Goiás com histórico de permanência em área freqüentada por símios no Estado de Mato Grosso. A paciente apresentava inapetência, dores abdominais, emagrecimento e eliminava nas fezes ovos e proglotes que foram identificados como Bertiella sp. O objetivo do presente trabalho é registrar o encontro do terceiro caso de parasitismo humano por Bertiella sp. (Cestoda-Anoplocephalidae) no Brasil, caracterizando mais um caso de zoonose helmíntica

Topics: Anoplocephalidae, Bertiella, Human Bertiellosis, Zoonosis, LCC:Medicine (General), LCC:R5-920, LCC:Medicine, LCC:R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0036-46652003000300008
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