Other adult and larval cestodes

Sheelagh Lloyd

in Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses

Second edition

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ISBN: 9780198570028
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697823 | DOI:

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Other adult and larval cestodes

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Adult Diphyllobothrium latum is acquired by consumption of raw fish by persons living around lakes/reservoirs/rivers. Hymenolepis nana can have a direct life cycle so eggs produced by adults in man are important in transfer between humans. The contribution of rodents and the indirect life cycle through arthropods need re-evaluation. Other minor adult cestode infections are described.

Man can be an intermediate host for tissue metacestodes. Taenia multiceps and related species are that acquired from canids and produce a coenurus. Spirometra spp. pleurocercoids are acquired from copepod or reptile/amphibian/mammalian intermediate hosts. Other metacestode infections are very rare.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Infectious Diseases ; Epidemiology

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