Infectious Disease Compendium

Hymenolepis

Microbiology

A cestode (parasite), Hymenolepis nana aka the dwarf tapeworm. Spread human to human. World wide in distribution.

Epidemiologic Risks

Human to human (fecal-oral).

Syndromes

Mild abdominal discomfort.

Treatment

Praziquantel OR niclosamide.

Notes

And there is this really creepy case where there tapeworm underwent malignant transformation and became a tapeworm tumor. EEEUUUUWWWW. (PubMed)