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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009441

Acute abdominal pain and diarrhoea in healthy adult

  1. Bradford McGwire
  1. Division of Infectious Diseases, The Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bradford McGwire, brad.mcgwire{at}osumc.edu

Description

An adult woman presented with 2 weeks of mild fatigue followed by 1 day of acute abdominal pain and explosive watery diarrhoea. Upon finding an object from her anus, slow extraction revealed a tape-like structure (see figure. 1). Although living in the mid-west USA, she has travelled throughout the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa as well as frequently consuming raw fish. The …

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