Tapeworms (cestodes) are parasitic flatworms that cause parasitic human and animal infections.
Taeniasis, diphyllobothriasis, hymenolepiasis, dipylidiasis, sparganosis, echinococcosis...
Often asymptomatic; if present, symptoms vary with infecting organism and typically include a variety of GI symptoms: nausea, abdominal pain, anorexia
T. saginata (beef tapeworm): may ...
Asymptomatic cysticercosis may resolve spontaneously without treatment; calcified (nonviable) cysticerci not benefitted by anthelmintics (1,2)[C]
Examine several stool specimens for ova and parasites at 3 months for Taenia sp. and 1 month for other intestinal tapeworms.
B71.9 Cestode infection, unspecified
B69.0 Cysticercosis of central nervous system
B67.90 Echinococcosis, unspecified
B68.0 Taenia solium taeniasis
Tapeworm infections are often asymptomatic.
Tapeworm infections can have a long latency.
For asymptomatic neurocysticercosis, treatment may not be necessary. Calcified cysts generally do...
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