diphyllobothriasis


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diphyllobothriasis

 [di-fil″o-both-ri´ah-sis]
infection with Diphyllobothrium.

di·phyl·lo·both·ri·a·sis

(dī-fil'ō-both-rī'ă-sis),
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 alimentary canal, it may preempt the supply of vitamin B12 or alter its absorption, leading to hyperchromic macrocytic anemia resembling pernicious anemia, although the condition is rare, even in hyperendemic areas.

di·phyl·lo·both·ri·a·sis

(dī-fil'ō-both-rī'ă-sis)
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 high enough in the alimentary canal, it may preempt the supply of vitamin B12 or alter its absorption, leading to hyperchromic macrocytic anemia.

Diphyllobothriasis

Parasitic infection caused by the presence of tapeworms from the Diphyllobothrium genus, such as the fish tapeworm (Diphyllobothrium latum).
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Diphyllobothriasis caused by the adult tapeworm Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (proposed as Dibothriocephalus nihonkaiensis in 2017) (2), an infection closely associated with the consumption of raw Pacific salmon, is the most frequently occurring foodborne parasitic infection in Japan.
In regard to cestodes, the most important fishborne zoonosis is diphyllobothriasis, an intestinal infection caused by the fish tapeworm Diphyllobothrium spp.
Diphyllobothriasis. Investigacion de Diphyllobothrium pacificum (Nybelin 1931)Margolis, 1956 en Otaria byronia (Sin.
The importance of wildlife as reservoirs of human diseases has also been widely recognized for most of the parasitic zoonoses, including American and African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis, balantidiasis, fascioliasis, opisthorchiasis, clonorchiasis, paragonimiasis, schistosomiasis, echinococcosis, taeniasis, diphyllobothriasis, sparganosis, dipylidiasis, trichinellosis, toxocariasis, strongyloidiasis, and Ancylostoma caninum and A.
A case of Diphyllobothrium latum infection with a brief review of diphyllobothriasis in the Republic of Korea.
Diphyllobothriasis is an intestinal parasitic disease caused by ingestion of raw or undercooked fish infected with the cestode Diphyllobothrium spp., commonly known as the broad fish tapeworm.
Diphyllobothriasis, or fish tapeworm disease, was traditionally associated with gefilte fish preparation by Jewish women; approximately 10% of people in Scandinavia are reportedly infected with Diphyllobothrium (Fleming et al.
Epidemiology of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense Diphyllobothriasis, Japan, 2001-2016
Diphyllobothriasis. http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic571.htm (accessed June 20, 2005).