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A girl child aged 7 months from Southwestern Greece presented with distress during defecation for a fortnight, and parents reported string-like structures within the stools (figure 1). The child had no diarrhoea or vomiting and there was no fever. Physical and laboratory examination were unremarkable. Fresh stool sample examination of both the infant and the parents revealed proglottids of Dipylidium caninum1 (figure 2).
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