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Classification and external resources
ICD-10 B68.
ICD-9 123.3
DiseasesDB 12875
MedlinePlus 001391
eMedicine ped/2201
MeSH D013622

Taeniasis is a form of tapeworm infection which is caused by tapeworms of the genus Taenia.

It is caused by taenia solium which lives in the human intestine. It absorbs digested food of the host through its skin. It spreads through contaminated food, water and improperly cooked beef or pork.

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