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Scarabiasis revisited: a case study from Sri Lanka

Authors:

Priyani Gamage ,

Base Hospital, Rikillagaskada, LK
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Anjalie Amarasinghe,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
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Inoka Karunaratne,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science
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Rumala Morel,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
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Nalin Nandasiri

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Scarabiasis is an ectoparasitic infestation of the gastrointestinal tract by coprophagous beetles. Herein we report scarabiasis from a 3-year-old girl from Sri Lanka, 32 years after the last report in this country. She was treated with metronidazole, lactulose syrup and advised to take hygienic precautions. No further episodes of passing beetles were observed.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v66i1.9359
How to Cite: Gamage, P., Amarasinghe, A., Karunaratne, I., Morel, R. and Nandasiri, N., 2021. Scarabiasis revisited: a case study from Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal, 66(1), pp.53–54. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v66i1.9359
Published on 30 Jul 2021.
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