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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.
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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
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cysticercosis

(sĭs′tĭ-sər-kō′sĭs)
n.
The condition of being infested with cysticerci.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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.
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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
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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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