What is the clinical presentation of sparganosis (tapeworm infestation)?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Lisandro Irizarry, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Sparganosis commonly presents as subcutaneous edema and invades not only the subcutaneous tissue but also the muscles, eyes, urogenital system, abdominal viscera, and rarely the central nervous system.


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