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Proglottids (segments) of the parasitic tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum

This photomicrograph shows the appearance and ultrastructural details exhibited by a number of gravid proglottids of the parasitic tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum. (Photograph by Dr. Mae Melvin 1979. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library. 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