Diphyllobothriasis

Diphyllobothriasis is the infection caused by the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium. ==Geographic distribution== Diphyllobothriasis occurs in areas where lakes and rivers coexist with human consumption of raw or undercooked freshwater fish. Such areas are found in Europe, newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, North America, Asia, Uganda, Pe...
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diphyllobothriasis

(di-fil″o-both-ri┬┤ә-sis) infection with Diphyllobothrium.
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diphyllobothriasis

An infection caused by the fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum, one of the giant tapeworm species. Humans may get infected after eating undercooked fish that contain tapeworm larvae. Fish tapeworms are more common in cold, fresh water lakes such as the Great Lakes area. The adult worm grows in the intestine to lengths up to 30 feet. Segments of t...
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Diphyllobothriasis

Diphyllobothriasis is an infestation of the intestine with the broad tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum. The condition sometimes causes nausea, malnutrition, diarrhoea and anaemia.
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diphyllobothriasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: dī-fil′ō-both-rī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. Infection with the cestode Diphyllobothrium latum; human infection is caused by ingestion of raw or inadequately cooked fish infected with the plerocercoid larva. Leukocytosis and eosinophilia may occur; if the worm is located high enough in the aliment...
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