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Related to cysticercosis: Neurocysticercosis


The condition of being infested with cysticerci.


a parasitic infection of tissue by the larval form of the pork tapeworm, Taenia Solium, contracted through the ingestion of food or water contaminated by faeces, or by eating infected pork


(ˌsɪs tə sərˈkoʊ sɪs)

infestation with larvae of the pork or beef tapeworm that have migrated from the intestines to other body parts.


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Other diseases often found in those professionals are brucellosis, dengue fever, yellow fever, rabies, viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, and E), leishmaniosis, and cysticercosis (29).
asiatica was not known by parasitologists of the Soviet era, host switching from pigs to reindeer was not considered, and cysticercosis in pigs was not investigated in disease-endemic areas.
3] Despite the incongruence, it is not that surprising because cysticercosis is endemic in developing countries whose economy depends mainly on agriculture such as Philippines.
spiralis IgG ELISA, IBL International, Hamburg, Germany), JE and JE:dengue antibody ratio (JE-dengue IgM Combo ELISA Test E-JED01C, Panbio, Brisbane, Australia), Taenia solium taeniasis and cysticercosis (EITB test kit, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA), brucellosis (non-commercial ELISA, Australian Animal Health Laboratory [AAHL], Geelong, Australia) and C.
Other etiologies of granulomatous diseases such as tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, cysticercosis, sarcoidosis, autoimmune disease (poliangiitis granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa) should be excluded for definite diagnosis.
The following 18 NTDs have been designated by WHO for control or elimination: dengue and chikungunya, rabies, trachoma, buruli ulcer, yaws [endemic treponematoses], leprosy [Hansen's disease], Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], leishmaniasis, taeniasis / cysticercosis, dracunculiasis [guinea-worm disease], echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis [river blindness], schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and mycetoma.
Interestingly, in our patient a head CT revealed small calcifications suggestive of cysticercosis, which have been seen on imaging since age 13.
Cysticercosis has worldwide distribution but is more common in developing countries due to poor hygienic measures.
The most important disease caused by tapeworms is Cysticercosis.
The radiologic features are also nonspecific and differential diagnosis includes malignant lesions, sarcoidosis, pyogenic abscess, toxoplasmosis and cysticercosis.
Finally, Ankarlo reported that an increase in cases of other communicable diseases, like cysticercosis, HIV, worm infection, Chagas' disease, schistosomiasis, guinea worm, and whooping cough, have been showing up in many communities in close proximity to elevated undocumented immigrant populations.