Cysticercus pisiformis


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Cysticercus pisiformis

An obsolete species name which formerly dignified the encysted larval form of Taenia pisiformis.

Cysticercus

larval (metacestode) stage, consisting of an invaginated scolex surrounded by a fluid-filled cyst cavity, of cyclophyllidean cestodes in the family Taeniidae. Now considered to be an invalid generic name. The common ones are listed below.

Cysticercus bovis
larval stage of taeniasaginata, a tapeworm of humans. The cysticerci are found in the muscles and other tissues of cattle. Humans are infected by eating uncooked beef. Called also beef measles.
Cysticercus cellulosae
larval stage of taeniasolium, a tapeworm of humans. The cysticerci are found in the skeletal and cardiac muscles of the pig and in the muscles and central nervous system of humans. Humans are infested by eating uncooked pork. Called also pork measles.
Cysticercus fasciolaris
the larval stage of taeniataeniaeformis, a tapeworm of cats and wild Felidae and related species. The cysticerci are in the liver of rodents.
Cysticercus ovis
the larval stage of taeniaovis, a tapeworm of dogs and wild carnivores. The cysticerci are found in the skeletal and cardiac muscles of sheep and goats. Dogs are infected by ingesting raw infected meat.
Cysticercus pisiformis
the larval stage of taeniapisiformis, a tapeworm of dogs and wild carnivores. The cysticerci are in the peritoneal cavity of rabbits and hares.
Cysticercus tarandi
the larval stage of taeniakrabbei, a cestode parasite of dogs and wild carnivores. The cysticerci are found in the muscles of wild ruminants.
Cysticercus tenuicollis
the larval stage of the tapeworm taeniahydatigena, a tapeworm of dogs and wild carnivores. The cysticerci are found in the liver and on the peritoneum in sheep but also in other ruminants including wild ones and pigs. Infection in the dog occurs when infected offal is fed raw. Called also long-necked bladderworm.