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What is Bothriocephalosis?

What is Bothriocephalosis?

  • Bothriocephalosis: Infection with an intestinal parasite. The parasite is a fish tapeworm called Diphyllobothrium latum. Human infection is caused by eating undercooked contaminated fish.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bothriocephalosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Bothriocephalosis: Introduction

Types of Bothriocephalosis:

Broader types of Bothriocephalosis:

Who gets Bothriocephalosis?

Racial predominance for Bothriocephalosis: Most commonly occurs in European countries.

What causes Bothriocephalosis?

Causes of Bothriocephalosis: see causes of Bothriocephalosis

What are the symptoms of Bothriocephalosis?

Symptoms of Bothriocephalosis: see symptoms of Bothriocephalosis

Can anyone else get Bothriocephalosis?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Bothriocephalosis

Bothriocephalosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bothriocephalosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bothriocephalosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Bothriocephalosis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Bothriocephalosis.
Treatments for Bothriocephalosis: see treatments for Bothriocephalosis

Name of Bothriocephalosis

Main name of condition: Bothriocephalosis


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