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:

Effectiveness of an education-based control option for human cysticercosis.
 

Author(s): Kabemba Evans Mwape

Journal: Lancet Glob Health. 2018 04;6(4):e359-e360.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Development of a health education intervention strategy using an implementation research method to control taeniasis and cysticercosis in Burkina Faso.
 

Author(s): Helena Ngowi, Ivan Ozbolt, Athanase Millogo, Veronique Dermauw, Télesphore Somé, Paul Spicer, Lori L Jervis, Rasmané Ganaba, Sarah Gabriel, Pierre Dorny, Hélène Carabin

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Taeniasis and cysticercosis are two diseases caused by Taenia solium, a parasite transmitted between humans and pigs, leading to considerable economic loss and disabilities. Transmission of the parasite is linked to environmental and behavioural factors such as inadequate sanitation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cysticercosis" returned 49 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mapping occurrence of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and areas at risk of porcine cysticercosis in Central America and the Caribbean basin.
 

Author(s): Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Fortune Sithole, Ziqi Wang, Arve Lee Willingham

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This study aimed to map the occurrence of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis at national level within Central America and the Caribbean basin, and to map the distribution of porcine cysticercosis at first-level administrative subdivision level (department level) and the porcine ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: Western Europe.
 

Author(s): Minerva Laranjo-González, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Chiara Trevisan, Alberto Allepuz, Smaragda Sotiraki, Annette Abraham, Mariana Boaventura Afonso, Joachim Blocher, Luís Cardoso, José Manuel Correia da Costa, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël, Jacinto Gomes, María Ángeles Gómez-Morales, Pikka Jokelainen, Miriam Kaminski, Brane Krt, Pascal Magnussen, Lucy J Robertson, Veronika Schmidt, Erich Schmutzhard, G Suzanne A Smit, Barbara Šoba, Christen Rune Stensvold, Jože Starič, Karin Troell, Aleksandra Vergles Rataj, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, Manuela Vilhena, Nicola Ann Wardrop, Andrea S Winkler, Veronique Dermauw

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Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are zoonotic parasites of public health importance. Data on their occurrence in humans and animals in western Europe are incomplete and fragmented. In this study, we aimed to update the current knowledge on the epidemiology of these parasites in this region.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatment of Patients With Cysticercosis With Praziquantel or Albendazole
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2018

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Sub Arachnoid Neurocysticercosis Treatment Outcome (SANTO)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurocysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2018

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Treatment of Peri-calcification Edema in Neurocysticercosis (NCC)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurocysticercosis

 

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2017

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