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Basic life cycle of the tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum

The basic life cycle of the tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum. This diagram depicts the various stages in the life cycle of the tapeworm and the cause of the disease, diphyllobothriasis. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library, 1986. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Alcohol-tobacco amblyopia
  • Cerebral vascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental delay
  • Folate deficiency
  • Gastric resection
  • Glossitis
  • Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Myelopathy
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Regional enteritis
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord