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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cysticercosis" returned 293 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disseminated Cysticercosis.
 

Author(s): Qiang Meng, Lingchun Liu

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Dec;375(26):e52.

 

Last Updated: 28 Dec 2016

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Disseminated cysticercosis: role of whole body Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
 

Author(s): Amar Udare, Shashikant Juvekar, Seema Medhi, Supreeta Arya

Journal: Ann Parasitol. ;62(2):149-51.

 

Cysticercercosis is a parasitic infection that is commonly seen in developing countries. Treatment of cysticercosis can precipitate an intense inflammatory response which may further worsen the symptoms. Whole body MRI is an upcoming tool for screening of diseases. It can be acquired ...

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2016

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GPS Tracking of Free-Ranging Pigs to Evaluate Ring Strategies for the Control of Cysticercosis/Taeniasis in Peru.
 

Author(s): Ian W Pray, Dallas J Swanson, Viterbo Ayvar, Claudio Muro, Luz M Moyano, Armando E Gonzalez, Hector H Garcia, Seth E O'Neal,

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Taenia solium, a parasitic cestode that affects humans and pigs, is the leading cause of preventable epilepsy in the developing world. T. solium eggs are released into the environment through the stool of humans infected with an adult intestinal tapeworm (a condition called taeniasis), ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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The terms "Cysticercosis" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Update on Cysticercosis Epileptogenesis: the Role of the Hippocampus.
 

Author(s): Oscar H Del Brutto, Jerome Engel, Dawn S Eliashiv, Hector H García

Journal: Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 Jan;16(1):1.

 

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common helminthic infection of the nervous system and a frequent cause of reactive seizures and epilepsy worldwide. In many cases, multiple episodes of focal seizures related to an identifiable parenchymal brain cyst (and likely attributable to ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Taenia solium Human Cysticercosis: A Systematic Review of Sero-epidemiological Data from Endemic Zones around the World.
 

Author(s): Marco Coral-Almeida, Sarah Gabriël, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Nicolas Praet, Washington Benitez, Pierre Dorny

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Taenia solium cysticercosis is a zoonotic neglected disease responsible for severe health disorders such as seizures and death. Understanding the epidemiology of human cysticercosis (HCC) in endemic regions will help to expose critical information about the transmission of the disease, ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2015

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Treatment of Patients With Cysticercosis With Praziquantel or Albendazole
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Jan 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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