DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Taeniasis is an infection caused by a particular tapeworm called Taenia. There are 32 recognised species of Taenia, but only 3 appear to affect humans, these include Taenia saginata, T. Taeniasis occurs when an individual eats contaminated, undercooked or raw meat, usually beef, where cattle are infected with T.
Tapeworm infection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
A pinworm test is a method used to identify a pinworm infection. Pinworms are small, thin worms that commonly infect young children, although anyone can be infected. When a person has a pinworm infection, adult pinworms live in the intestine and colon. At night, the female adult worms deposit their eggs outside the rectum or anal area.
Intestinal worms in humans and their symptoms
The most common tapeworm of dogs and cats in the United States is called Dipylidium caninum. Infection is common and found throughout the world. By swallowing a flea infected with a tapeworm larvae. A dog or cat may swallow a flea while self-grooming. Once the flea is digested by the dog or cat, the larval tapeworm is able to develop into an adult tapeworm.
Stool sample analysis. For an intestinal tapeworm infection, your doctor may check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory uses microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces. Because the eggs and segments are passed irregularly, the lab may need to collect two to three samples over a period of time to detect the parasite. Eggs are sometimes present at the anus, so your doctor may use a piece of transparent adhesive tape pressed to the anus to collect eggs for microscopic identification.