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Dipylidium Infection

  • Dipylidium Infection

    Dipylidiasis is a common tapeworm infection of dogs and cats caused by Dipylidium caninum. Humans become infected by accidental ingestion of dog or cat fleas that contain D caninum cysticercoids (larva). The risk of infection to humans is low. These fleas and lice are the intermediate host for D caninum.

  • Dipylidium Infection

    Dipylidiasis is distributed worldwide, and human infection has been reported in Africa, Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Europe, Guatemala, India, Japan, and the Philippines. Dipylidiasis does not appear to have a racial predilection. Dipylidiasis is most common in infants and in children younger than 8 years. The adult tapeworm develops in about 20 days; however, since most infections are asymptomatic, although some children with dipylidiasis may have intestinal disturbances.

  • Dipylidium Infection

    Symptoms that appear include abdominal pain with or without diarrhea, loss of appetite, allergic manifestations (eg, pruritus, rash) may occur, increased irritability, intestinal obstruction is a rare complication of dipylidiasis.The RF's hookworm campaign in Mexico showed how science and politics play a role in developing health policies. It brought together government officials, health officials, public health workers, Rockefeller officials and the community. This campaign was launched to eradicate hookworms in Mexico.

  • Although the campaign did not focus on long-term treatments, it did set the terms of the relationship between Mexico and the Rockefeller Foundation. The scientific knowledge behind this campaign helped shaped public health policies, improved public health and built a strong relationship between USA and Mexico. The anthelmintic agents praziquantel and niclosamide are the preferred drugs for treatment of dipylidiasis. Ivermectin has no effect on D caninum. The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity, to prevent complications, and to eradicate infection. The patient's stool should be examined for eggs and proglottids of D caninum at 1 and 3 months after treatment to ensure cure.
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