A Rare Cause of Diarrhea in a Kidney Transplant Recipient: Dipylidium caninum

ŞAHİN İ., Koz S., ATAMBAY M., Kayabas U., PİŞKİN T., ÜNAL B.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.47, no.7, pp.2243-2244, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.05.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2243-2244
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


We report the first case of dipylidiasis in a kidney transplant recipient. Watery diarrhea due to Dipylidium caninum was observed in a male patient who had been undergone kidney transplantation 2 years before. The patient was successfully treated with niclosamide. D caninum should be considered as an agent of diarrhea in transplant patients.