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Korean J Parasitol. 1996 Mar;34(1):87-89. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1996.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1996.34.1.87
Copyright © 1996 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
One human case of natural infection by Heterophyopsis continua and three other species of intestinal trematodes
Sung-Jong Hong,*1C K Chung,1Dong-Hwa Lee,1 and Ho-Choon Woo2
1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju 660-280, Korea.
2Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, Cheju National University, Cheju 690-756, Korea.
Received December 13, 1995; Accepted January 12, 1996.


The third human case of natural infection by Heterophyopsis continua in Korea was found in Chinju, Kyongsangnam-do. The case was a 53-year-old man. He used to eat raw brackish and fresh water fish. After praziquantel treatment and purgation, H. continua were collected from the diarrheal stool together with Metagonimus yokogawai, Heterophyes nocens and Echinostoma hortense. His clinical complaints were indigestion, epigastric discomfort, poor appetite and fatigue. The complaints were considered rather due to heavy M. yokogawai infection.


Figs. 1-2
Fig. 1.Heterophyopsis continua shows 'L'-shaped seminal vesicle and intrauterine eggs. Acetocarmine stained. Fig. 2.Heterophyes nocens shows a right intestinal cecum not exceeding right testis. Acetocarmine stained.

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