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Can tapeworms infect the brain? How long does it take to get there?

Can tapeworms infect the brain? How long does it take to get there?

Yes: The term neurocysticercosis is generally accepted to refer to cysts in the parenchyma of the brain. It presents with seizures and, less commonly, headaches. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

How long does it take for a tapeworm to get from your stomach to your brain after eating?

Eggs to brain rapid: Tapeworm eggs produced by tapeworm in the intestine or ingested from contaminated water or infested pigs rapidly pass through intestinal wall in humans and can reach the brain via bloodstream lodged in brain develop into larval cyst over about 3 months. Symptoms usually develop after matter of years. Common cause of epilepsy in africa and other infested areas. ...Read more

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Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. for a human if they catch it somehow?

Yes: There are two species of Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph, right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans. Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more

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I had beef tapeworm almost 4 years ago but i did get any medication yet? Does beef tapeworm go to our brain and what can I do what is the medication?

I had beef tapeworm almost 4 years ago but i did get any medication yet? Does beef tapeworm go to our brain and what can I do what is the medication?

No brain issue: Beef tapeworm is a localized issue and i suspect that you probably don't have it anymore. But if you still bowel issues, you should get a stool examination again. ...Read more

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How long do I have left before i die? All 4 of my infected wisdom teeth spread into my bloodstream, my heart, and my brain 3 months ago.

How long do I have left before i die? All 4 of my infected wisdom teeth spread into my bloodstream, my heart, and my brain 3 months ago.

Wisdom teeth: Get to a dentist or oral surgeon and have your wisdom teeth removed if needed. Talk to your doctor or a mental, health professional about your death concerns. You are young and need to enjoy life. Find the help you need. ...Read more

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Can someone get infected by a brain eating amoeba by inhaling from a humidifier? I've been using one for my and my daughter's sinus infection.

Can someone get infected by a brain eating amoeba by inhaling from a humidifier? I've been using one for my and my daughter's sinus infection.

No: Unless your humidifier water comes untreated from a pond, lake, river, or hot spring. Even then, pretty rare. There have only been 30 cases in the USA since 2001.And of course the humidifier would have to be directed directly up your nose! ...Read more

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If a human accidentally swallowed an infected flea (tapeworm), can the body fight off the infection, or is getting a tapeworm guaranteed?

If a human accidentally swallowed an infected flea (tapeworm), can the body fight off the infection, or is  getting a tapeworm guaranteed?

Below: The body may "fight off the infection". First you need to know if the flea ingested was infected. And because you swallowed it, that is now impossible. Perhaps the animal the flea came from could be checked for fleas and that would give more information. ...Read more

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I have picked up something has infected my brain making major mental changes, personality etc and is very strong and painful scan and blood show nthng?

I have picked up something has infected my brain making major mental changes, personality etc and is very strong and painful scan and blood show nthng?

See a doctor: Severe neurological changes as you are describing may not be discovered through a blood test. You should follow up with either a Neurologist or Psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation to find out the underlying problem. ...Read more

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What happens to a child who has brain tapeworm cyst?

What happens to a child who has brain tapeworm cyst?

Brain Tumor: It behaves like a brain tumor, with convulsions that may be difficult to control, and neurological deficits by compression of the brain tissue. Needs neurology and neurosurgery consults. ...Read more