Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis (B70)

Clinical Information for Diphyllobothriasis and sparganosis (B70)

Diphyllobothriasis - Infection with tapeworms of the genus Diphyllobothrium.

Sparganosis - Infection of animals, including fish and man, with a developmental stage of Diphyllobothrium. This stage has recently been referred to as a plerocercoid but the name sparganum has persisted. Therefore, infection of fish or other animals with the plerocercoid larvae is sparganosis. Fish-eating mammals, including man, are the final hosts.