Cysticercosis is a the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system worldwide. It is caused by larvae of the tapeworm, Taenia solium, normally found in pork. The larvae, called cysticerci (singular cysticercus; also called bladder worms) form cysts in the body. If these worms are found in the intestine, they cause a different disease that is called teniasis, which is discussed in the Taenia solium and Taenia saginata articles.
Diarrhea--loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day--is a common problem that usually lasts a day or two and goes away on its own without any special treatment. However, prolonged diarrhea can be a sign of other problems. People with diarrhea may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body lacks enough fluid to function properly. Dehydration is particularly dangerous in children and the elderly, and it must be treated promp...
Cysticercosis as related to Diarrhea
- CDC - Parasites
A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Parasites can cause disease in humans.
- Cysticercosis Symptoms & Treatment - MedicineNet
Cysticercosis is an infection caused by eating the eggs of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm. Read about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and the life cycle ...
- Definition of Cysticercosis - MedicineNet
Cysticercosis: An infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysts called cysticerci.
- IDSA : Infections by Organism
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- Cysticercosis and Taeniasis |Medical Conditions |Caring ...
Tests used to detect cysticercosis include doing a biopsy of subcutaneous cysts, immunodiagnosis (finding antibodies or parasite antigens in serum samples) and ...
- Neurocysticercosis / Cysticercosis of Brain / Pork ...
Description of the life cycle, transmission and prevention of Cysticercosis, infection caused by the pork tapeworm, "Taenia solium".
- Taenia saginata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taenia saginata (synonym Taeniarhynchus saginata), commonly known as the beef tapeworm, is a zoonotic tapeworm belonging to the order Cyclophyllidea and genus Taenia.
- CDC - DPDx
Welcome to DPDx, a Web site developed and maintained by CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM). DPDx uses the Internet to strengthen diagnosis of ...
- Infection Landscapes: Tapeworms
Tweet This week at infection landscapes we enter into the second group of flatworms, and the last group of helminths that we will be considering in this extended series.