Molecular Diagnosis of Taenia saginata Tapeworm Infection in 2 Schoolchildren, Myanmar
Eun Jeong Won, Bong-Kwang Jung, Hyemi Song, Mi-Seon Kim, Hyun-Seung Kim, Keon Hoon Lee, Min-Jae Kim, Myung Geun Shin, Jong Hee Shin, Soon-Pal Suh, Sung-Jong Hong, Woon-Mok Sohn, Thi Thi Htoon, Htay Htay Tin, and Jong-Yil Chai
Author affiliations: Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea (E.J. Won, M.G. Shin, J.H. Shin, S.-P. Suh); Korea Association of Health Promotion, Seoul, South Korea (B.-K. Jung, H. Song, M.-S. Kim, H.-S. Kim, K.-H. Lee, J.-Y. Chai); Asan Medical Center, Seoul (M.-J. Kim); Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul (S.-J. Hong); Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, South Korea (W.-M. Sohn); National Health Laboratory, Yangon, Myanmar (T.T. Htoon, H.H. Tin)
Figure. Human taeniasis caused by Taenia saginata tapeworms in 2 brothers 8 and 10 years of age, Yangon, Myanmar, 2017. A) Eggs of T. saginata from younger brother found in a Kato-Katz fecal smear. Scale bar = 50 mm. B) Proglottids from younger brother expelled after treatment with praziquantel (10 mg/kg in a single dose). Scale bar = 20 mm. C) A gravid proglottid showing >13 main lateral branches compactly. D) Phylogenetic relationships between the nucleotide sequences obtained from the 2 children (boldface; GenBank accession no. MH070609) and those of T. saginata, T. asiatica, and T. solium tapeworms from various countries in Asia. Scale bar indicates nucelotide substitutions per site.
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