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Dipilidioz - a helminthic disease of wild and domestic carnivores. Occurs at the person seldom, causing disturbance of functions of digestion and an allergy.

It is widespread everywhere among wild and domestic animals (a dog, a cat, a fox, a polar fox, etc.), occasionally occurs at the person (final owners).

Reasons of a dipilidioz:

The activator - Dipylidium caninum - a cucumber tapeworm - gray-white, sometimes pinkish color, about 40-70 cm long with a maxi molar width of 3 mm. The scolex is armed with the hooks located on a proboscis in 4 rows. Generative organs double, openings open a joint on each side. Mature joints of the extended form remind cucumber seeds, contain roundish capsules (cocoons) in which there are lighter eggs - from 8 to 21 pieces. Eggs contain an oncosphere with 3 couples of hooks. Diameter of eggs is 0,025-0,03 mm.

Возбудитель дипилидиоза

Activator of a dipilidioz

Symptoms of a dipilidioz:

The natural susceptibility of people is not defined.

The person catches at an accidental proglatyvaniye of the infested vlasoyed or fleas that is possible at close communication with dogs and cats.

The incubation interval is not defined.

Clinically дипилидиоз it is shown by disorder of appetite, the raised sialosis, nausea, vomiting, a diarrhea, the abdominal pain, dizziness raised by nervous irritability, pallor of skin and visible mucous membranes, abdominal distention and its morbidity at a palpation, decrease in body weight. Sometimes proceeds subclinically and it is shown only by rare spontaneous allocation of joints with excrements. The most important symptom - a vykhozhdeniye of joints of helminth at defecation.


Dipilidioz diagnose on the basis of detection of N excrements of joints or cocoons of helminth by Fyulleborn's method. Sometimes for this purpose it is necessary to investigate excrements repeatedly.

Treatment of a dipilidioz:

Treatment is carried out by phenasal.
The forecast is favorable.

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