Acta Medica Medianae
DIAGNOSIS AND PATHOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF THE DIOCTOPHYMA RENALE
SVETOZAREVIĆ-NIKOLIĆ, Aleksandar TASIĆ, Čedo KUTLEŠIĆ, Nataša
MILADINOVIĆ-TASIĆ, Gordana TASIĆ, Miloš STOJANOVIĆ, Predrag STOJANOVIĆ
and Suzana TASIĆ
Institute for Health Protection, Niš
The aim of the paper is to present an exceptionally rare man's helminth caused by the Dioctophyma renale (DR). This sort is primarily a dog's parasite while in some special cases it can be a parasite in man's organism with the most frequent location in the kidney pelvis. The patient appears to have been eaten insufficiently roasted fish. The disease has manifested it self in various symptoms (high body temperature, pains in the back, hematuria and dysuria). The diagnosis was made by histological and parasilological examination.
Key words: Dioctophyma renale, kidney pelvis