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how common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms

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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Undercooked pork: Not uncommon in mexico and central america, from the pork tapeworm, taenia solium.

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Common : This pork tapeworm has a strong predilection towards the central nervous system and less commonly to other tissues such the muscles.
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mites: Mites itch like crazy, contagious.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not uncommon: The calcified cysts can be present in the muscles, and diagnosis can be often confirmed by merely imaging muscles in the thighs.
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
Yes: One of the most common causes of seizures in migrant workers, when the larva enter the brain, but is not dead--to understand it you have to see the li ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Cysticercosis: Cysticercosis is a parasitic infestation with humans as an inappropriate host. The parasites can set up residence anywhere in the body although they ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Usually None: Bjason is referring to a condition of pork parasite infestation. Usually there are no symptoms. If there are symptoms it usually depends on where th ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cysticercosis: Cysticercosis = Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) infection.
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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Imaging techniques : Xrays and scans are used depending on the organ/s affected. Your treating doctor would readily know what test to do and when to do it after treatment. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Eating raw pork: Cysticercosis is transmitted by larvae form in infected raw or undercooked pork. The agent is teania solium.
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Low: In most patients with neurocysticercosis, the prognosis is good. Associated seizures seem to improve after treatment with anticysticercal drugs and, o ... Read More

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