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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.]
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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]
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(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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The chi-square test of independence was used to assess the relationship between the morphological condition and the anatomical sites affected by Cysticercus infection.
Since porcine muscular cysticercosis caused by Cysticercus cellulosae was not detected in any of the 559,529 pigs to which this systematic procedure of inspection was applied until June 2014, there are no epidemiological data indicating that it is necessary to adopt the incision systematic of the heart lengthwise during post-mortem inspection.
solium pigs act as the intermediate host in which the larval stage or cysticercus cellulosae develops.
(2001) on necropsy examination observed Taenia hydatigena cysticercus (19%), Ascarops strongylina (89%), Physocephalus sexalatus (6%), A.
solium'un (Cysticercus cellulosae) sistiserkinin yutulmasi yetiskin tenya ile insan enfeksiyonuna neden olur.
The high frequency of infection by other parasites in the Brazilian population may interfere with the performance of the ELISA test where a total parasite extract is used, as in the present study, whose results showed a positivity of 66.3%; the total antigenic extract from cysticercus of T.
A confirmed case was considered on the basis of several criteria that included the following (5): 1) surgically removed nodules identified as Cysticercus cellulosae by tableting, an incubation test, or histopathologic examination; 2) serum or cerebrospinal fluid positive by immunologic examination; 3) patient history of travel to or residence in a disease-endemic area and a history of tapeworms or contact with tapeworm-infected patients; 4) positive results by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for neurocysticercosis or for B-mode ultrasound for cutaneous muscular or ophthalmic cysticercosis; and 5) diagnosis of cysticercosis supported by clinical symptoms, which could include subcutaneous or muscular nodules, headache, dizziness, epilepsy, or visual disturbance.
In a study of biopsy-proven lesion, Chandy and Rajshekhar [10] reported that single enhancing CT lesion in the majority of patients represent dying cysticercus larva.
TsAg5, a Taenia solium cysticercus protein with a marginal trypsin-like activity in the diagnosis of human neurocysticercosis.
Identificacion morfologica y molecular de Cysticercus fasciolaris aislado de un roedor (Rattus norvegicus) de la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Chaves-Moreira et al., "Evaluation of the protective potential of a Taenia solium cysticercus mimotope on murine cysticercosis," Vaccine, vol.
Rajesh Reddy, "Co-agglutination test for cysticercus antigen detection in the serum for the diagnosis of cysticercosis," Tropical Doctor, vol.