Taenia solium


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Taenia

 [te´ne-ah]
a genus of tapeworm. See figure at tapeworm.
Taenia sagina´ta a species 4 to 8 meters long, found in the adult form in the human intestine and in the larval state in muscles and other tissues of cattle and other ruminants; human infection usually results from eating inadequately cooked beef.
Taenia so´lium a species 2 to 4 meters long, found in the adult intestine of humans; the larval form most often is found in muscle and other tissues of the pig. Human infection results from eating inadequately cooked pork.
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Tae·ni·a so·'li·um

the pork, armed, or solitary tapeworm of humans, acquired by eating insufficiently cooked pork infected with Cysticercus cellulosae; hatching of ova within the human intestine may result in establishment of cysticerci in human tissues, resulting in cysticercosis.
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Taenia solium

Armed tapeworm, measly tapeworm Parasitology The pork tapeworm, contracted from undercooked or measly pork–pork infected with larval forms of T solium, which can grow 0.9-1.8 m long in the intestine Epidemiology Self-infected by ingesting eggs from own hands after scratching or wiping his/her anus; eggs hatch in GI tract; larvae migrate through tissues and encyst Clinical Larvae that migrate to the brain and encyst–formally, cysticercosis–and cause seizures and other neurologic problems
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Tae·ni·a so·li·um

(tē'nē-ă sōl'ē-ŭm)
The pork, armed, or solitary tapeworm of humans, acquired by eating insufficiently cooked pork infected with Cysticercus cellulosae; hatching of ova within the human intestine may result in establishment of cysticerci in human tissues, resulting in cysticercosis.
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Taenia solium

A species whose larvae live in hogs; its scolex possesses a row of hooks about the rostellum. The adult worm lives in the small intestine of humans, who acquire it by eating insufficiently cooked pork. Adult worms may take up residence in the intestine, depriving the host of food. Larval forms of T. solium may encyst in the brain, resulting in seizures. In some underdeveloped nations the onset of seizures in adulthood is presumed to be the result of neurocysticercosis until proved otherwise. The infection is treated with niclosamide or praziquantel.
Synonym: armed tapeworm; pork tapeworm See: illustration
See also: Taenia
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Epidemiologia da teniase/cisticercose por Taenia solium e Taenia saginata.
A cross-sectional study of Taenia solium in a multiple taeniid-endemic region reveals competition may be protective.
Only 5.8% children with NCC were found to be excreting ova of Taenia solium in their stool.
Taenia solium tapeworm infection, Oregon, 2006-2009.
Similarly, Hsieh [9] did not observe any neurological sign after experimentally feeding 1,00,000 eggs of Taenia solium in a Taiwan monkey (Macaca cyclopis).
2005, Control of Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis: From research towards implementation.
Taenia solium is one of the 8 cestode species that infect man (Table 1).
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic infection of the central nervous system caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium, it is the most common parasitic disease worldwide especially in developing countries.1