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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).


  • Synonym(s):
    • Bothriocephalosis
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: B70.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0012561  C0277032
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 942
  • MedDRA: 10013029

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