Infectious Disease Compendium

Dipylidium caninum

Microbiology

Cestode, a dog tape worm.

Epidemiology

Eating dog poo. You let the animal lick your face don't you? Where do you think that tongue was?

Syndromes

Occasionally gastrointestinal symptoms: diarrhea, cramps, etc.

Treatment

Niclosamide 2 g po x 1 or praziquantel 5 - 10 mg/kg po x 1.

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