DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20172497

A case of albendazole and niclosamide resistant Taenia saginata infection

Aroop Mohanty, T. Shantikumar Singh, Tshering Ongmu Bhutia, Pratima Gupta, Priyanka Gupta

Abstract


Taenia saginata infection is an important food-borne parasitic zoonosis which is endemic in countries where majority of people eat raw or inadequately cooked beef. The infection is rare in India except in Jammu Kashmir and Northeast states, India. Majority of taeniasis patients are asymptomatic, few may present with a variety of abdominal symptoms and rarely hepatobiliary complications. Diagnosis is made commonly by finding proglottids and or eggs in the faeces.  Here we report a chronic and uncomplicated case of saginata taeniasis resistant to niclosamide and albendazole but responded to a single dosage of praziquantel 15 mg per Kg body weight.


Keywords


Albendazole and niclosamide resistance, Taenia saginata, Taeniasis

Full Text:

PDF

References


Vora SN, Motghare DD, Ferreira AM, Kulkarni MS, Vaz FS. Prevalence of human cysticercosis and taeniasis in rural Goa, India. J Comm Dis. 2008;40:147-50.

Prasad KN, Prasad A, Gupta RK, Pandey CM, Singh U. Prevalence and associated risk factors of Taenia solium taeniasis in a rural pig farming community of north India. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007;101:1241-7.

Liu YM, Bair MJ, Chang WH, Lin SC, Chan YJ. Acute pancreatitis caused by tapeworm in the biliary tract. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005;73(2):377-80.

Lateef M, Zargar SA, Khan AR, Nazir M, Shoukat A. Successful treatment of niclosamide and praziquantel resistant beef tapeworm infection with nitazoxanide. Int J Infect Dis. 2008;12:80-2.