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Neurocysticercosis: Introduction

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

Neurocysticercosis: Brain/CNS infection with the tapeworm Cysticercosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neurocysticercosis is available below.

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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 Neurocysticercosis:

Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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