Diphyllobothriasis (Fish Tapeworm Infection)

Diphyllobothriasis is an infection with the intestinal tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum, a parasite of freshwater fish. Treatment is with praziquantel. (See also Overview of tapeworm infections.) Diphyllobothriasis is an infection with the intestinal tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum, a parasite of freshwater fish. Treatment is with praziquantel. (See also Overview of tapeworm infections.) D. latum is the longest parasite of people (up to 10 m length). D. latum and cestodes that cause Sparganosis,…

September 3, 2018
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