Multiple chronic parasitic infections in an immunocompetent immigrant: a challenge for healthcare management



Spertilli Raffaelli C, Rossetti B, Zammarchi L, Redi D, Rinaldi F, De Luca A, Montagnani F.


Infez Med. 2018 Sep 1;26(3):276-279.


The case reports multiple helmintiasis and chronic hepatitis caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV)/hepatitis D virus (HDV) in an immunocompetent immigrant male. It highlights the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of neglected infectious diseases in low endemic areas, besides difficulties that Western countries encounter in responding to immigrants’ health needs.

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