Hymenolepis diminuta

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Hy·me·nol·e·pis di·mi·nu·'ta

a tapeworm species of rats and mice, rarely found in man; its cysticercoid larvae are harbored by beetles, fleas, caterpillars, and other insects.


a genus of cyclophyllidean tapeworms of the family Hymenolepididae; mostly have little pathogenicity.

Hymenolepis cantaniana
found in small intestine of chickens and other birds.
Hymenolepis carioca
occurs in fowls.
Hymenolepis diminuta
occurs in wild rodents and in humans.
Hymenolepis lanceolata
found in ducks and geese.
Hymenolepis microstoma
found in duodenum, gallbladder and bile ducts of rodents.
Hymenolepis nana
occurs in primates, rodents and humans. Called also dwarf tapeworm.
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Anticestodal activity of Adhatoda vasica extract against Hymenolepis diminuta infections in rats.
A similar situation has been reported for the cysticercoid larvae of Hymenolepis diminuta parasitizing the coleopteran Tribolium confusum (Wisnivesky 2003).
Experimental studies on the lead accumulation in the cestode Hymenolepis diminuta and its final host, Rattus norvegicus.