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Can dehydration be a complication of tapeworms?

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Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes.

Tapeworms can cause diarrhea and loss of appetite, thus leading to dehydration.

In brief: Yes.

Tapeworms can cause diarrhea and loss of appetite, thus leading to dehydration.
Dr. Jason Burke
Dr. Jason Burke
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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins.
If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated.

In brief: Yes

Tapeworms can interfere with absorption of calories, fluids, and vitamins.
If you are not absorbing enough fluids, you will get dehydrated.
Dr. Kristi Kohl
Dr. Kristi Kohl
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