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Diphyllobothriasis

Disease definition

Bothriocephalosis is a mammalian cosmopolitan intestinal parasitosis. In addition to non-specific digestive problems (nausea, abdominal pain, lack of appetite), bothriocephalosis provokes an anaemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency that resembles Biermer anaemia (anaemia characterised by abnormally large red blood cells).

ORPHA:128

  • Synonym(s):
    • Bothriocephalosis
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: B70.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0277032
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 942
  • MedDRA: 10013029

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