Disease Information for Sparganosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Constitutional symptoms
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Animal flesh poultice
Exposure/Raw fish ingestion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Parasites (category)
AGENT/Spirometra species/tapeworm (ex)
Class
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Dibothriocephalus infestation larval, Dibothriocephalus larval, diphyllobothriasis larval, Diphyllobothrium infestation larval, Infection by Diphyllobothrium larvae, Infection by Sparganum, Infection by Spirometra larvae, Infection by Spirometra larvae (disorder), infestation Dibothriocephalus larval, infestation Diphyllobothrium larval, Larval dibothriocephaliasis, larval Dibothriocephalus, Larval diphyllobothriasis, Sparganoses, SPARGANOSIS, Sparganosis larval diphyllob, Sparganosis larval diphyllobothriasis, Sparganosis (disorder), Sparganosis (larval diphyllobothriasis), Spirometriosis, Spirometrosis, Synonym/Diphyllobothium/larval/plerocercoid stage, Synonym/Larval diphyllobothriasis/fish tapeworm
Definition

Infection of animals, including fish and man, with a developmental stage of Diphyllobothrium. This stage has recently been referred to as a plerocercoid but the name sparganum has persisted. Therefore, infection of fish or other animals with the plerocercoid larvae is sparganosis. Fish-eating mammals, including man, are the final hosts.

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