Cysticercosis

Common Name(s)

Cysticercosis

Cysticercosis is an infectious disorder caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticeri (cysts). The tapeworm eggs are spread through food, water, or other surfaces contaminated with feces. The signs and symptoms vary depending on the location and number of cysticeri in the affected person's body. Symptoms can present months to years after the infection. Diagnosing cysticercosis can be challenging and may involve several test, including MRI or CT brain scans and blood tests. Although treatment is available and may include anti-parasitic drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or surgery, it is not always necessary.
 

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The terms "Cysticercosis" returned 287 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Target product profiles for the diagnosis of Taenia solium taeniasis, neurocysticercosis and porcine cysticercosis.
 

Author(s): Meritxell Donadeu, Anna S Fahrion, Piero L Olliaro, Bernadette Abela-Ridder

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Target Product Profiles (TPPs) are process tools providing product requirements to guide researchers, developers and manufacturers in their efforts to develop effective and useful products such as biologicals, drugs or diagnostics. During a WHO Stakeholders Meeting on Taenia solium ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2017

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Assessing the impact of intervention strategies against Taenia solium cysticercosis using the EPICYST transmission model.
 

Author(s): Peter Winskill, Wendy E Harrison, Michael D French, Matthew A Dixon, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, María-Gloria Basáñez

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The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, and associated human infections, taeniasis, cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis, are serious public health problems, especially in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set goals for having a validated strategy for control ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2017

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A Case of Cerebral Cysticercosis in Thailand.
 

Author(s): Samasuk Thammachantha, Ratana Kunnatiranont, Pongwat Polpong

Journal: Korean J. Parasitol.. 2016 Dec;54(6):793-795.

 

Cysticercosis and sparganosis are not uncommon parasitic infections in the developing world. Central nervous system infection by both cestodes can present with neurological signs and symptoms, such as seizure and mass effect, including brain hernia. Early detection and accurate diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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The terms "Cysticercosis" returned 48 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A systematic review of taeniasis, cysticercosis and trichinellosis in Vietnam.
 

Author(s): Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Mark A Stevenson, Rebecca J Traub

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Taeniasis, cysticercosis and trichinellosis have been ranked as the most important food-borne parasites of humans in terms of public health, socioeconomic and trade impact. Despite this, information on these food-borne zoonoses in Vietnam is scarce and fragmented, and many local reports ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Systematic review and meta-analysis estimating association of cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis with epilepsy.
 

Author(s): Gabrielle Debacq, Luz M Moyano, Héctor H Garcia, Farid Boumediene, Benoit Marin, Edgard B Ngoungou, Pierre-Marie Preux

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We reviewed studies that analyzed cysticercosis (CC), neurocysticercosis (NCC) and epilepsy across Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, to estimate the odds ratio and etiologic fraction of epilepsy due to CC in tropical regions.

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2017

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Disseminated cysticercosis: clinical spectrum, Toll-like receptor-4 gene polymorphisms and role of albendazole: A prospective follow-up of 60 cases with a review of 56 published cases.
 

Author(s): Abdul Qavi, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Amita Jain, Neeraj Kumar, Kiran Preet Malhotra, Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, Rajesh Verma, Praveen Kumar Sharma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(39):e4882.

 

In this study, we describe clinical and imaging spectrum, and the natural course of patients with disseminated cysticercosis. How albendazole affects the course of disease has also been evaluated. We assessed the Toll-like receptor-4 gene polymorphisms, to know the reason for the ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2016

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Treatment of Patients With Cysticercosis With Praziquantel or Albendazole
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2017

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Sub Arachnoid Neurocysticercosis Treatment Outcome (SANTO)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurocysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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Treatment of Peri-calcification Edema in Neurocysticercosis (NCC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurocysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2016

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