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Other adult and larval cestodes 

Other adult and larval cestodes
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Other adult and larval cestodes
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Sheelagh Lloyd

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570028.003.0059
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date: 24 February 2020

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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