Dioctophymiasis: A Rare Case Report DD01-DD02
Dr. Sapna Chauhan,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, MMCH, Muzaffarnagar, UP-251203, India.
Dioctophyma renale commonly known as “giant kidney worm’’ is found in the kidney of carnivorous mammals. Human infestation is rare, but results in destruction of the kidneys. Very few cases have been reported worldwide. We are here reporting a case of Dioctophymiasis in a 35-year-old male patient who presented with retention of urine and subsequent passage of worm and blood in urine. The worm was confirmed as Dioctophyma renale based on its morphology and clinical presentation. This is a very rare case report and to best of our knowledge only two cases have been reported from India.