Korean J Parasitol.  1988 Mar;26(1):55-60. 10.3347/kjp.1988.26.1.55.

A human case of Centrocestus armatus infection in Korea

  • 1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Gyeong-Sang National University, ChinJu 660-280, Korea.
  • 2Department of Parasitology College of Medicine, Inha University, Inchon 402-020, Korea.
  • 3Department of Parasitology College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul 110-460, Korea.


A human case of Centrocestus armatus (Heterophyidae) infection was proved by identifying an adult worm collected after treatment with praziquantel in Korea. The case is 42-year old man who resides in a rural area in Sanchung-gun, Kyeongsangnam-do. The case was concomitantly infected with Clonorchis sinensis and had the history of eating raw freshwater fishes including Zacco platypus, which are known to be the second intermediate host of C. armatus in Korea.. This is the first report of natural human infection by C. armatus in the literature.

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