cysticercoid


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cys·ti·cer·coid

(sis'ti-ser'koyd),
A larval tapeworm resembling a cysticercus but having a smaller bladder, containing little or no fluid, in which scolex of the future adult tapeworm is found; the larval form is typically found in insect intermediate hosts.
[cysti- + G. kerkos, tail, + eidos, resemblance]

cysticercoid

(sĭs′tĭ-sûr′koid)
n.
The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a cysticercus but having the scolex completely filling the enclosing cyst.

cysticercoid

a larva of tapeworms that is similar to a CYSTICERCUS but possesses only a small bladder.
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nana infection in mice is strongly influenced by immunosuppression, caused by T-cell deprivation or by induced steroid treatment, results in increased multiplication of abnormal cysticercoids in viscera (WHO, 1981).
Infection of human is rare and occurs by accidental ingestion of infected arthropods (intermediate host) harboring cysticercoids, infective larvae of the parasite (King, 1995; Schantz, 1996).
(1998) the infection is probably related to the accidental ingestion of oribatid mites bearing cysticercoids. Howler monkeys are primarily folivorous, and there are no reports that they deliberately consume arthropods.