Hymenolepis Diminuta Infection

Hymenolepis diminuta is a tapeworm, which can lead to an intestinal infection.

(See also Overview of tapeworm infection.)

Hymenolepis diminuta is a tapeworm, which can lead to an intestinal infection. (See also Overview of tapeworm infection.) H. diminuta, the rat tapeworm, has a life cycle that includes the indirect cycle of H. Nana, grain insects H. diminuta rarely causes infections in humans but can cause mild diarrhea. The diagnosis is made by the detection of characteristic eggs in the stool. Alternatively therapy praziquantel nitazoxanide or outside the US Niclosamid H. diminuta infection effectively treated with praziquantel 25 mg / kg p.o. once Among the alternatives include nitazoxanide and niclosamide in the USA (not available). 500 mg po: For nitazoxanide dosage for patients> 11 years 2 times daily for 3 days for children aged 4-11 years. Po 200 mg 2 times daily for 3 days for children aged 1-4 years. Po 100 mg . 2 times daily for 3 days for Niclosamid the dosage for adults is: 2 g p.o. 1 twice daily for 7 days for children> 34 kg: 1.5 g in a single dose on day 1, then 1 g once / day for 6 days for children from 11 to 34 kg: 1 g in a single dose on day 1, then 500 mg once / day for 6 days

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