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Cestodes (tapeworms) 

Cestodes (tapeworms)
Cestodes (tapeworms)

Philippa C. Matthews

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date: 23 February 2018

This chapter consists of short notes, diagrams, maps, and tables to summarize human cestode (‘tapeworm’) infections, starting with a classification of relevant organisms. The chapter then goes on to cover dwarf tapeworm, fish tapeworm, beef/pork tapeworm, and hydatid disease. For ease of reference, each topic is broken down into sections, including classification, epidemiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, clinical syndromes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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