An immediate surgery was carried out and a Sparganum
mansoni 6 a kind of tapeworm normally found inside the intestines of cats and dogs 6 was removed from Wu's brain.
Rapid detection of specific IgG in sera of patients with infection of Sparganum
mansoni by dot immuno-gold filtration assay (in Chinese).
With advances in molecular sequencing, the identification of sparganum
larvae isolated from humans was made possible (5,6).
"Cestode Larva (Sparganum
) in the anterior chamber of the eye".
Histological findings demonstrated a sparganum
with thick eosinophilic tegumentum and subtengumental calcospherules (Fig.
(6) With time other factors were proposed as putative initiators of EC, including parasitic infestation with Toxocara cati, (7) Echinococcus granulosus, (8) and Sparganum
. (9) Extrapelvic infectious and inflammatory conditions were also noted: extensive skin infections with omphalitis, (10) infected urachal remnant, (11) and hypersensitivity to chromate catgut sutures.
In this case, the sparganum
(larvae) can migrate to the muscles of the larger predator fish and mammals, which acquire the disease by eating these second intermediate host fish raw or undercooked.