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Hymenolepiasis
Diagnostic Methods
Diagnostic methodsPros and cons
Parasitological diagnosis 
Diagnosis relies on the detection of ova of H. nana.
Adult worms or proglottids are rarely seen.
Eggs of H. nana are infectious in unpreserved stool samples (infections from person to person)!
  • Microscopy is the gold standard!
Molecular diagnosis 
No tests available 
Antigen detection 
No tests developed so far! 
Antibody detection 
Serology is without diagnostic value!