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Dipylidiasis: Introduction

Dipylidiasis: A parasitic intestinal infection caused by a tapeworm called Dipylidium caninum. The parasite commonly infects dogs and cats but can occur in humans. Transmission usually occurs through accidental ingestion of infected cat or dog fleas. Children are more likely to become infected and are also more likely to have symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dipylidiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Dipylidiasis

Treatments for Dipylidiasis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Dipylidiasis?

Dipylidiasis: Complications

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Causes of Dipylidiasis

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Dipylidiasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Dipylidiasis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed ( more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are more »

Dipylidiasis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dipylidiasis

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Dipylidiasis: Rare Types

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Dipylidiasis: Animations

Dipylidiasis: Broader Related Topics

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