Locally acquired Brachylaima sp (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) intestinal fluke infection in two South Australian infants

Butcher, Andrew R., Talbot, Graham A., Norton, Robert E., Kirk, Martyn D., Cribb, Thomas H., Forsyth, Jocelyn R.L., Knight, Brodie and Cameron, A.Scott (1996) Locally acquired Brachylaima sp (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) intestinal fluke infection in two South Australian infants. Medical Journal of Australia, 164 8: 475-478.

Author Butcher, Andrew R.
Talbot, Graham A.
Norton, Robert E.
Kirk, Martyn D.
Cribb, Thomas H.
Forsyth, Jocelyn R.L.
Knight, Brodie
Cameron, A.Scott
Title Locally acquired Brachylaima sp (Digenea: Brachylaimidae) intestinal fluke infection in two South Australian infants
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
1326-5377
Publication date 1996-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 164
Issue 8
Start page 475
End page 478
Total pages 4
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Abstract Eggs of a small intestinal trematode were found in the faeces of two 21-month-old children from the same rural district of South Australia who presented 18 months apart with mild abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Treatment with praziquantel resulted in egg clearance and resolution of gastrointestinal symptoms. A brachylaimid intestinal trematode involving the common house mouse, poultry and introduced European helicid snails is well established in South Australia. Both infants had been seen eating raw snails, and snails from their environment were found to be infected with metacercariae of a brachylaimid trematode.
Keyword Trematode
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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