Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046
HERRERA VALDES, Nilda E.; DIAZ GARCIA, María Elena; SANDOVAL ACOSTA, Martha y GARCIA BATISTA, Norma. Inermicapsifer madagascariensis . Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2007, vol.36, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3046.
The case received at the Microbiology Laboratory of “Dr. Luis Díaz Soto” Higher Institute of Military Medicine, in April 2004, of a 2-year-old girl that expelled “grains of rice” in the feces is reported. The diagnosis of Inermicapsifer madagascariensis was made. The parasite “reappearance” led us to make a review of it, and of its incidence in Cuba . After a “silence” period since 1948, 2 cases were reported in Havana City in 1996, and 23 cases were diagnosed in Santa Clara, in 2003. That is why a call is made to health care physicians on the presence of this parasite in our environment.
Palabras llave : Inermicapsiferiasis; parasitism due to Inermicapsifer.