Diphyllobothrium dendriticum

Diphyllobothrium dendriticum is a large pseudophyllid cestode of the family Diphyllobothriidae.[1]

Diphyllobothrium dendriticum
Median segments of Diphyllobothrium dendriticum
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Cobbold, 1858
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D. dendriticum
Binomial name
Diphyllobothrium dendriticum

For many years D. dendriticum infection was neglected.[1] Diphyllobothriasis is not a life-threatening disease and most human cases are mild or even asymptomatic. The original distribution of D. dendriticum is circumboreal, but it was also found in Argentina and Chile.[2][3]


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