Hymenolepiasis: A rare parasitic disease caused by a tapeworm called Hymenolepis nana or Hymenlepis dimunita. Infestation occurs through fecal contamination or by accidentally consuming insects that have eaten the parasitic eggs.
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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
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Definitions of Hymenolepiasis:
Infection with tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Hymenolepiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Hymenolepiasis, or a subtype of Hymenolepiasis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Hymenolepiasis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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