fish tapeworm anaemia
a medical condition of humans, a rare form of macrocytoc anaemia caused by infestation with the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish-tapeworm anaemia — a medical condition of humans, a rare form of macrocytoc anaemia caused by infestation with the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Diphyllobothrium — A large genus of tapeworms (order Pseudophyllidea) characterized by a spatulate scolex with dorsal and ventral sucking grooves or bothria. Several species are found in humans, although only one, D. latum, is of widespread importance. [G. di , two …   Medical dictionary

  • diphyllobothriasis — Infection with the cestode Diphyllobothrium latum; human infection is caused by ingestion of raw or inadequately cooked fish infected with the plerocercoid larva. Leukocytosis and eosinophilia may occur; if the worm is high enough in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Diphyllobothrium — n. a genus of large tapeworms that can grow to a length of 3–10 m. The adult of D. latum, the broad (or fish) tapeworm, infects fish eating mammals including humans, in whom it may cause serious anaemia (see diphyllobothriasis). The parasite has… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • diphyllobothriasis — n. an infestation of the intestine with the broad tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum, which sometimes causes nausea, malnutrition, diarrhoea, and anaemia resulting from impaired absorption of vitamin B12 through the gut. The infestation, common in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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