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what is the definition or description of: cysticercosis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cysticercosis: Cysticercosis = Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) infection.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
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 life cycle of cysticercosis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How could I get cysticercosis?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Eating raw pork: Cysticercosis is transmitted by larvae form in infected raw or undercooked pork. The agent is teania solium.

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