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infection due to tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
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Illness produced by infection with tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
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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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Evaluation of the antiparasitic effect of aqueous garlic (Allium sativum) extract in hymenolepiasis nana and giardiasis.
Diger taraftan cuce sestod olarak bilinen Hymenolepis nana kozmopolit bir dagilima sahip olup hymenolepiasis adi verilen bagirsak enfeksiyonu olusur.
Tapeworm infections, Taeniasis, Cysticercosis, Hymenolepiasis, Occupational groups.
Under current regulations, 11 parasitic diseases are subject to mandatory reporting and registration: ascariasis, cryptosporidiosis, congenital toxoplasmosis, echinococcosis, giardiasis, hymenolepiasis, malaria, taeniasis, trichinellosis, trichuriasis and visceral leishmaniasis (4).
Myrrh has also been investigated in the treatment of human hymenolepiasis (a type of tape worm infection).
From 61% to 79% of children living in some villages are infected with four primary parasitic diseases: enterobiasis, ascariasis, giardiasis and hymenolepiasis, according to the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Department.
Despite the low prevalence rates of hymenolepiasis, which range from 0.5 to 4% as determined by epidemiological studies with children in Latin America (MACHADO; COSTA-CRUZ, 1998; IANNACONE et al., 2006), we observed a frequency of 60% in the rodents collected in Aracaju (Table 1).
Most studies carried out among different ethnic groups stress a high prevalence of intestinal nematode infections (ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworms, and strongyloidiasis), often affecting over half the village population, and moderate prevalence of cestode infections (mainly hymenolepiasis).