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cysticercosis

 [sis″tĭ-ser-ko´sis]
infection with cysticerci. In man, infection with the larval forms (Cysticercus cellulosae) of Taenia solium.

cys·ti·cer·co·sis

(sis'ti-ser-kō'sis),
1. Disease caused by encystment of cysticercus larvae of some tapeworms (for example, Taenia solium or T. saginata) in subcutaneous, muscle, or central nervous system tissue; cysticercosis is typically developed in swine and cattle, producing measly pork and beef. In humans, it results from the hatching of the eggs of T. solium in the intestines or by accidental ingestion of eggs from human feces; encystment in the brain may cause serious nervous damage, and encystment in the eye (usually the rear chamber) may cause ophthalmic damage.
2. Larval infections in animals with other taeniid tapeworm larvae.
Synonym(s): cysticercus disease

cysticercosis

(sĭs′tĭ-sər-kō′sĭs)
n.
The condition of being infested with cysticerci.

cysticercosis

Parasitology A condition caused by encystment by larvae from taeniid tapeworms–Taenia saginata–cattle tapeworm or T solium–swine tapeworm in the CNS and muscle Clinical Seizures, ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Management Symptomatic–control seizures, CSF diversion, steroids. See Cerebral cysticercosis, Taenia saginatum, Taenia solium.

cys·ti·cer·co·sis

(sis'ti-sĕr-kō'sis)
1. Disease caused by encystment of cysticercus larvae (e.g., Taenia solium or T. saginata) in subcutaneous, muscle, or central nervous system tissues; cysticercosis typically develops in swine and cattle, producing measly pork and beef. In humans, it results from the hatching of the eggs of T. solium in the intestines or by accidental ingestion of eggs from human feces; encystment in the brain may cause serious nervous damage, and encystment in the eye (usually the rear chamber) may cause ophthalmic damage.
2. Larval infections in animals with other taeniid tapeworm larvae.

cysticercosis

Infestation with the larval form of the tapeworm of the genus Taenia acquired by eating tapeworm eggs, usually in contaminated food. When these hatch in the intestine, the larvae burrow through the bowel wall into the bloodstream and are carried all over the body to be deposited in many tissues including the muscles and the brain. These cause weakness and pain, epileptic fits, sometimes mental disorder and paralysis.

Cysticercosis

Parasitic infection caused by the presence of immature tapeworm larvae (cysticerci) that have developed outside the intestinal tract. Infection is caused by accidental consumption of tapeworm eggs.
Mentioned in: Tapeworm Diseases

cys·ti·cer·co·sis

(sis'ti-sĕr-kō'sis)
Disease caused by encystment of cysticercus larvae of some tapeworms (e.g., Taenia solium or T. saginata) in subcutaneous, muscle, or central nervous system tissue; encystment in the eye (usually the rear chamber) may cause ophthalmic damage.
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Patients with cysticercosis cannot spread their disease to other people; it is only people with a tapeworm infection in the intestine who can spread the potentially life-threatening eggs when proper hygiene is lacking or ignored.
As for the risk factors for infection with bovine cysticercosis, the following aspects should be highlighted in the disease epidemiology: supply of contaminated feed roughage to cattle, use of agricultural land for leisure or tourism, flooding of pastures, socio-economic conditions of the population, free access to surface water bodies (rivers, lakes and canals), as well as proximity to an effluent or waste water source (MAGALHAES et al., 2017; DUARTE et al., 2016).
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.
Definitive hosts acquire the disease after ingesting undercooked infected pork meat, while cysticercosis is produced after swine consume infected human feces that contain tapeworm gravid proglottids full of eggs.
Th1-type cytokines improve resistance to murine cysticercosis caused by Taenia crassiceps.
(5,6) Swine cysticercosis is not well recorded in Brazil due to clandestine slaughter of pigs, along with limited inspection and sanitary control.
Yamasaki, "Present situation of porcine taeniasis and human cysticercosis in Nepal," Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, vol.
Seroprevalence of cysticercosis in children and young adults living in a helminth endemic community in Leyte, Philippines.
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