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Diseases » Bothriocephalosis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Bothriocephalosis

  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Bites, stings and other animal-related conditions: Medical conditions caused by animals, such as bites and stings.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Parasitic Conditions: A condition that is characterised by another organism living off another organism
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.

 

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