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