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Hymenolepiasis
Epidemiology
  • Distribution is worldwide (more common in warm and dry climates than in cold or wet ones)
  • Infection is more common in children
  • Infection is acquired through ingestion of eggs in contaminated food or water
  • Cestode with direct life cycle (no intermediate hosts)
  • Possibility of autoinfection (eggs are already infective when passed in the faeces!)
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