Diphyllobothrium pacificum infection is seldom associated with megaloblastic anemia.

  title={Diphyllobothrium pacificum infection is seldom associated with megaloblastic anemia.},
  author={J Angel Jim{\'e}nez and Silvia Vald{\'e}s Rodr{\'i}guez and Ricardo Gamboa and Lourdes Rodriguez and H{\'e}ctor Hugo Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={87 5},
Twenty cases of Dyphillobothrium pacificum (fish tapeworm) infections were prospectively studied to determine whether this tapeworm is associated with megaloblastic anemia, as commonly reported for D. latum infections. The most frequent symptoms were fatigue and mild abdominal pain, which were identified in approximately 66.6% of the 18 patients interviewed. Fourteen patients received treatment with niclosamide and all were cured. The other six patients spontaneously eliminated the tapeworms… CONTINUE READING
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