Taeniasis due to Taenia saginata

A disease of the intestines, caused by an Infection with the adult Parasitic worm Taenia saginata. This disease is characterized by Abdominal pain, Weight loss, diarrhoea, constipation, or may be asymptomatic. Transmission is by ingestion of larval Cysts in undercooked beef. Confirmation is by identification of Taenia saginata eggs or proglottids in faecal samples (samples from multiple days).

Abbreviated Terms

  • Infection due to adult tapeworm Taenia saginata
  • infestation by taenia mediocanellata
  • mediocanellata taenia infection
  • infestation by taenia saginata
  • Also Known As

  • Taenia saginata taeniasis
  • beef tapeworm infection
  • beef tapeworm
  • infection by taenia saginata
  • infection by taeniarhynchus saginatus
  • unarmed tapeworm infection
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code B68.1

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