Symptoms & Signs
Most people who are infected have no symptoms. Symptoms may include:
- Abdominal discomfort or pain
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
Diagnosis & Tests
People who are infected sometimes pass segments of worm in their stools. These segments can be seen in the stool.
Tests may include:
- Complete blood count, including differential
- Stool examination for eggs and parasites
Diphyllobothriasis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Diphyllobothriasis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Diphyllobothriasis : Treatment
Review Date : 8/28/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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