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Symptoms of Cysticercosis

Symptoms of Cysticercosis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cysticercosis includes the 28 symptoms listed below:

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Less Common Symptoms of Cysticercosis:

Ocassionally other symptoms may also present themselves as symptoms of Cysticercosis. 3 of the more common ones are included in the list below:

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The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Cysticercosis includes:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Cysticercosis:

Signs and symptoms will depend on the location and number of cysticerci in your body.

Cysticerci in the muscles:

Cysticerci in the muscles generally do not cause symptoms. However, you may be able to feel lumps under your skin.

Cysticerci in the eyes:

Although rare, cysticerci may float in the eye and cause blurry or disturbed vision. Infection in the eyes may cause swelling or detachment of the retina.

Neurocysticercosis (cysticerci in the brain, spinal cord):

Symptoms of neurocysticercosis depend upon where and how many cysticerci (often called lesions) are found in the brain. Seizures, and headaches are the most common symptoms. However, confusion, lack of attention to people and surroundings, difficulty with balance, swelling of the brain (called hydrocephalus) may also occur. Death can occur suddenly with heavy infections.

(Source: excerpt from Cysticercosis: DPD)

Cysticercosis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Cysticercosis, it is also important to consider Cysticercosis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Cysticercosis may cause:

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Cysticercosis: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Cysticercosis: months to years

Incubation period for Cysticercosis: Symptoms can occur months to years after infection, usually when the cysts are in the process of dying. When this happens, the brain can swell. The pressure caused by swelling is what causes most of the symptoms of neurocysticercosis. Most people with cysticerci in muscles won’t have symptoms of infection. (Source: excerpt from Cysticercosis: DPD)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Cysticercosis. This signs and symptoms information for Cysticercosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Cysticercosis signs or Cysticercosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cysticercosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Cysticercosis symptoms.


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