hymenolepiasis(redirected from Red tapeworm)
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infection due to tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
Illness produced by infection with tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
hymenolepiasis/hy·me·no·lep·i·a·sis/ (hi″mĕ-no-lep-i´ah-sis) infection with Hymenolepis.
heavy infestation by Hymenolepis nana, a rat tapeworm that may cause abdominal pain, bloody stools, and disorders of the nervous system, especially in children. Contaminated food spreads the disease, which is endemic in the United States. Quinacrine hydrochloride or hexylresorcinol is used to treat the infestation. Praziquantel is the drug of choice for treatment of this infection. Also called rat tapeworm infection.
Parasitic infection caused by the presence of tapeworms from the Hymenolepis genus, such as the dwarf tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana) or the rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta).
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infection due to species in the tapeworm genus of Hymenolepis.