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Hymenolepiasis: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hymenolepiasis is available below.

Symptoms of Hymenolepiasis

Treatments for Hymenolepiasis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hymenolepiasis?

Hymenolepiasis: Related Patient Stories

Hymenolepiasis: Complications

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Causes of Hymenolepiasis

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Hymenolepiasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Hymenolepiasis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions 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. The digestive system contains a 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 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" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an 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 (it can, 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 malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease) 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 peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable more »

Hymenolepiasis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hymenolepiasis

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Hymenolepiasis: Rare Types

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Hymenolepiasis: Animations

Statistics for Hymenolepiasis

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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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