Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 158--160

An unusual case of urinary sparganosis in the Indian subcontinent


Bajpai Trupti1, Nandedkar Shirish3, Pandey Maneesha2, Agrawal Santosh3 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore; Department of Pathology, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Biochemistry, School of Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Urology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, MP, India

Correspondence Address:
Bajpai Trupti
Department of Microbiology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore; Department of Pathology, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
India

Spirometra is a genus of pseudophyllidean cestode that reproduces in canines and felines but can cause pathology in humans. When humans harbour plerocercoids of these tapeworms outside the intestine, it can cause sparganosis. We report a case of urinary sparganosis in a young woman, passing multiple spargana worms in her urine. The worm was identified as the plerocercoid larvae of Spirometra spp., and the case was managed successfully.


How to cite this article:
Trupti B, Shirish N, Maneesha P, Santosh A. An unusual case of urinary sparganosis in the Indian subcontinent.Indian J Urol 2018;34:158-160


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Trupti B, Shirish N, Maneesha P, Santosh A. An unusual case of urinary sparganosis in the Indian subcontinent. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];34:158-160
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