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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 144-146
Case Report

Dacochordodes Bacescui Capuse, 1966: Report of the First Two Isolations from Humans

Zoran P Pikula,1,2 Sergei E Spiridonov,1 and Ednar T Drljevic

1Institute for Parasitology, Moscow, Russia
2Department for Infectious Diseases, Medical Center, Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Received 16 June 1995; Accepted 11 October 1995

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This report describes two cases of isolation of Dacochordodes bacescui Capuse, 1966 from human intestinal infections. In the first case, two adult worms were identified in the vomitus of a man suffering from abdominal pain and nausea. In the second case, a worm was passed in the stool of a woman suffering from abdominal pain and pruritus. Human gastrointestinal infection with this parasite has not previously been reported.