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My cat gave me a tapeworm. Should my docotr prescribe me albenza (albendazole)?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

A cat and dog tapeworm called dipylidium can be transmitted to humans by ingestion of a flea containing the immature form of the cestode.
It is generally a symptomatic in humans. Proper treatment should be praziquantel, not abendazole.

In brief: No

A cat and dog tapeworm called dipylidium can be transmitted to humans by ingestion of a flea containing the immature form of the cestode.
It is generally a symptomatic in humans. Proper treatment should be praziquantel, not abendazole.
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