hymenolepiasis


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hymenolepiasis

 [hi″men-o-lep-i´ah-sis]
infection due to tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.

hy·me·no·le·pi·a·sis

(hī'me-nō-lĕ-pī'ă-sis),
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.

hymenolepiasis

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.

Hymenolepiasis

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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hymenolepiasis

infection due to species in the tapeworm genus of Hymenolepis.
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including V cholerae) Giardiasis Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica) Leishmaniasis Tuberculosis Brucellosis Leptospirosis Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) Typhus (epidemic, endemic) Relapsing fever, tick and louse-borne Trachoma Intestinal helminth infections (ascariasis, enterobiasis, trichuriasis) Hookworm infection (ancylostomiasis) Tapeworm infection (taeniasis) Strongyloidiasis Sandfly fever Other arboviral fevers Dengue fever Boutonneuse fever Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) Korean hemorrhagic fever Rift Valley fever Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E) Meningococcal meningitis Syphilis (endemic, Bejel) Anthrax Q fever Rabies Plague Malaria Onchocerciasis Schistosomiasis Dracunculiasis Hymenolepiasis
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The health department reported decline in incidence of other parasitic diseases, such as hymenolepiasis , teniasis, tick-borne encephalitis.