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n. pl. cys·ti·cer·ci (-sī′)
The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.

[New Latin : Greek kustis, bladder; see cyst + Greek kerkos, tail.]


n, pl -ci (-saɪ)
(Zoology) an encysted larval form of many tapeworms, consisting of a head (scolex) inverted in a fluid-filled bladder. See also hydatid1, coenurus
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kustis pouch, bladder + kerkos tail]


(ˌsɪs təˈsɜr kəs)

n., pl. -cer•ci (-ˈsɜr saɪ)
the larva of certain tapeworms, having the head retracted into a bladderlike structure; bladder worm.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek kýsti(s) cyst + kérkos tail]
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In the CNS, the cysticerci (the larvae) may lodge in the brain parenchyma, the spinal cord, the sub-arachnoid space, or the ventricles, lying dormant for years or causing various categories of clinical disease (Table 2).
1) Cysticerci have a propensity for developing in the central nervous system (60% of cases) (4) and are classically described as containing an invaginated scolex (head of organism).
The four patients had recurrent seizures, and the brain lesions identified by diagnostic imaging were consistent with cysticerci.
This infection is acquired via ingestion of cysticerci, the larvae of the Taenia solium (tapeworm, or cestode), in uncooked/undercooked pork or fecally contaminated food or water.
Gastrointestinal tapeworm infections result from the ingestion of cysticerci in undercooked meat.
Usually both 'healthy' (active) and 'involuted' (inactive) cysticerci lack inflammatory response, which is restricted to 'currently degenerating' cysts whose ability to evade host defences is becoming faulty.
1 Whereas parenchymal cysticerci can be readily identified on CT and MRI, most authors agree that it is difficult to identify lesions within the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spaces.
In 1974, Herbert found that the immune system might participate in removal of cysticerci from the host.
This paper includes data on 2004, and covers a wide range of diseases and pathogens, including salmonella, campylobacter, listeria, VTEC, mycobacteria, brucellosis, yersinia, trichinella, echinococcus, toxoplasma, cysticerci sarcocystis, rabies and e-coli.
Once inside the brain, the primary larvae develop into secondary larvae, the cysticerci.
When cysticerci are located in the central nervous system, the disease is known as neurocysticercosis (NCC).