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What is Diphyllobothriosis?

Description of the disease:

Diphyllobothriosis is a parasitic disease caused by tapeworms of the genus Diphyllobothrium. The main source of infection is fish containing the larvae of the helminth.


  • Diphyllobothriosis caused by Diphyllobothrium latum;
  • Diphyllobothriosis caused by Diphyllobothrium pacificum.


Symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, weakness.


The cause of the disease is consumption of raw or undercooked fish containing the parasite larvae.


Diagnosis is based on examination of the stool for the presence of helminth eggs, as well as medical imaging methods for studying the intestines.


Treatment is carried out using antihelminthic drugs, such as praziquantel.


Prevention includes thorough thermal processing of fish before consumption.


Treatment is carried out by a helminthologist or an infectious disease specialist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.