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Cyclophyllidian gut tapeworms 

Cyclophyllidian gut tapeworms
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Cyclophyllidian gut tapeworms
Author(s):

Richard Knight

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.071002_update_001

Update:

Epidemiology—Geographic distribution updated; Taenia asiatica now known to be quite widespread in east Asia and South-East Asia.

Phylogeny—human taeniasis predates domestication of cattle and pigs.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 September 2017

The cyclophyllidean tapeworms are cestodes that maintain anchorage to the host small-gut mucosa by means of a scolex bearing four suckers; mature reproductive proglottids develop at the end of the worm. The life cycle involves a cystic larval stage, usually in a nonhuman host species. Humans are an obligatory part of the life cycle in four gut species; in the rest they are an accidental host....

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