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Can have tapeworms cause other secondary disease?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics

In brief: Tapeworms (T)

Yes, causes malnutrition, nausea, digestive problems, allergies etc.
Fish tapeworm causes megaloblastic anemia by reducing vitamin b-12. The cystic form of disease can affect brain causing convulsion.

In brief: Tapeworms (T)

Yes, causes malnutrition, nausea, digestive problems, allergies etc.
Fish tapeworm causes megaloblastic anemia by reducing vitamin b-12. The cystic form of disease can affect brain causing convulsion.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Tapeworms can cause related illnesses such as nutritional deficiencies (e.
g. Iron-deficiency anemia), allergic syndromes, and other illnesses. If you suspect a parasitic infection or have symptoms of unexplained weight loss or malnutrition, see your doctor for evaluation & treatment.

In brief: Yes

Tapeworms can cause related illnesses such as nutritional deficiencies (e.
g. Iron-deficiency anemia), allergic syndromes, and other illnesses. If you suspect a parasitic infection or have symptoms of unexplained weight loss or malnutrition, see your doctor for evaluation & treatment.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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