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Molecular diagnosis of diphyllobothriasis in Spain


Human diphyllobothriasis is sporadically detected in Spain. Diphyllobothrium latum and Diplogonoporus balaenopterae have been identified. In the study, four cases of presumably imported diphyllobothriasis in Spanish patients were appraised. Molecular diagnosis allowed us to identify ‘exotic’ fish tapeworms such asDiplogonoporus balaenopterae in one patient and Diphyllobothrium pacificum in the others.

J. Pastor-Valle, L. M. González, J. P. Martín-Clemente, F. J. Merino, B. Gottstein, T. Gárate

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