Problem

Fish tapeworm

Other Names:
Diphyllobothriasis
Nature:

Infestation of fish tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum is the result of ingesting raw freshwater fish and occurs worldwide. The infection usually produces a single worm and is generally without symptoms, but it may cause vague intestinal discomfort. Pernicious anaemia can develop as a result of the worm's vitamin B-12 absorption. Diagnosis is made by finding eggs in human faeces.

Incidence:

Fish tapeworm is is especially common in Scandinavia and the Far East.

Broader Problems:
Tapeworm as a parasite
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Helminthes, annelidaFish
Date of last update
14.01.2018 – 23:38 CET