In an individual infected with Diphyllobothriasis, which of the following nutritional deficiencies will be observed in the long run?
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D latum is a fish tapeworm acquired by eating raw or undercooked fish.
Once ingested, the tapeworm will induce mild diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. Over time, there will be a loss of vitamins, resulting in pernicious anemia. This can lead to subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord.
Diagnosis is made by identifying egg in the feces.
The treatment is a single dose of praziquantel or niclosamide.
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