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Infection with the larval form of this tapeworm from feces-contaminated water can lead to cysticercosis. Can result in growth of the larvae in the brain resulting in a Swiss Cheese Appearance of the cerebral hemispheres.
Taenia Solium (pork tapeworm)

Larvae = no cystercerdosis
One of the most common cestode infections in the US and associated with the consumption of improperly cooked contaminated beef. Usually results in vague abdominal pain, can grow to several meters in length.
Taenia Saginata (Beef Tapeworm)

Benign, no cystercerci
Larval/egg ingestion
Infection can be associated with megaloblastic anemia. This enormous fish tapeworm absorbs dietary vitamin B12 resulting in B12 deficiency in the host.
Diphyllobothrium Latum
(Fish tapeworm)

This cestode has No intermediate host and is the smallest tapeworm to infect humans.
Hymenolepis nana
(Dwarf tapeworm)

Fecal eggs.
Larvae form large space-occupying hydatid cysts in the liver and lung, and leakage of fluid can result in anaphylaxis. Associated with sheep farmers with sheepdogs.
Echinococcus Granulosus
Echinococcus Multilocularis -lateral budding
(dog and sheep tapeworm)

Often mistaken for a slowly growing tumor

Tx:surgical removal + ethanol
Cestode Tx: