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teniasis

 [te-ni´ah-sis]
infection with tapeworms of the genus Taenia.

te·ni·a·sis

(tē-nī'ă-sis),
Presence of a tapeworm in the intestine.

teniasis

/te·ni·a·sis/ (te-ni´ah-sis) taeniasis.

teniasis

(tē-nī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Variant of taeniasis.

teniasis

[tēnī′əsis]
an infection of intestinal tapeworms of the genus Taenia.

teniasis

Tapeworm infection Parasitology Tapeworm infection acquired by eating raw or undercooked beef–Taenia saginata or pork–T solium; larvae from infected meat develop in the human intestine into the adult tapeworm, attaining lengths up to 4 m; each segment/proglottid can produce eggs, which are dispersed by proglottids as they detach and pass with the stool; T saginata proglottids are motile and actively exit via the anus; in absence of appropriate hygiene, Pts may become self-infected by ingesting eggs from their own tapeworms, which they pick up as they pick on their hindend; eggs hatch in the GI tract, larvae migrate through tissue and encyst; CNS larvae–cysticercosis–cause seizures, neurologic defects. See Diphyllobothrium latum.

te·ni·a·sis

(tē-nī'ă-sis)
Presence of a tapeworm in the intestine.

teniasis

infection with tapeworms of the genus Taenia. The adult tapeworms do not cause a clinically recognizable disease. The larval stages may cause clinical signs described under coenurosis or cysticercosis.