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Cysticercosis

Cysticercosis: Introduction

Cysticercosis: Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body ... more about Cysticercosis.

Cysticercosis: An infectious disease caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. If the larvae are ingested then a mild or asymptomatic tapeworm infection occurs. However, ingested eggs pass into the bloodstream where they can then enter various tissues and form the cysts that characterize cysticercosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cysticercosis is available below.

Symptoms of Cysticercosis

Treatments for Cysticercosis

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Cysticercosis: Deaths

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Types of Cysticercosis

Cysticercosis: Complications

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Causes of Cysticercosis

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Less Common Symptoms of Cysticercosis

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Clinical Trials for Cysticercosis

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Article Excerpts about Cysticercosis

Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticerci (SIS-tuh-sir-KEY) (cysts). When cysticerci are found in the brain, the condition is called neurocysticercosis (NEW-row SIS-tuh-sir-KO-sis). (Source: excerpt from Cysticercosis: DPD)

Definitions of Cysticercosis:

Infection with CYSTICERCUS, a larval form of the various tapeworms of the genus Taenia (usually T. solium in man). In humans they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue, brain, eye, muscle, heart, liver, lung, and peritoneum. Brain involvement results in NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS. (From Dorland, 28th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Cysticercosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cysticercosis, or a subtype of Cysticercosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cysticercosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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