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Are there painful symptoms of cysticercosis?

Are there painful symptoms of cysticercosis?

Cysticercosis: Some of the painful symptoms can be severe headaches, seizures and their subsequent muscle aches, nausea or vomiting. Be sure to thoroughly cook your pork! ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas. ...Read more

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What is cysticercosis and is surgery necessary or there is any treatment in alternate medicines?

What is cysticercosis and is surgery necessary or there is any treatment in alternate medicines?

Tape Worm: Cysticercosis refers to tissue infection after exposure to eggs of taenia solium, the pork tapeworm. It is spread via the fecal-oral route through contaminated food and water, and is primarily a food borne disease. The treatment depends on various factors, including the individual's symptoms, the location and number of cysticerci, and the stage of cyst development. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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How could I get cysticercosis?

Eating raw pork: Cysticercosis is transmitted by larvae form in infected raw or undercooked pork. The agent is teania solium. ...Read more

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Are there painful symptoms of cysticercosis?

Cysticercosis: Some of the painful symptoms can be severe headaches, seizures and their subsequent muscle aches, nausea or vomiting. Be sure to thoroughly cook your pork! ...Read more

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How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common. ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas. ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

Not uncommon: The calcified cysts can be present in the muscles, and diagnosis can be often confirmed by merely imaging muscles in the thighs. ...Read more

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Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Low: In most patients with neurocysticercosis, the prognosis is good. Associated seizures seem to improve after treatment with anticysticercal drugs and, once treated, the seizures are controlled by a first-line antiepileptic agent. Duration of treatment, however, is not defined. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1168656-overview#aw2aab6b2b4aa. ...Read more

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What is cysticercosis and is surgery necessary or there is any treatment in alternate medicines?

Tape Worm: Cysticercosis refers to tissue infection after exposure to eggs of taenia solium, the pork tapeworm. It is spread via the fecal-oral route through contaminated food and water, and is primarily a food borne disease. The treatment depends on various factors, including the individual's symptoms, the location and number of cysticerci, and the stage of cyst development. Surgery may be necessary. ...Read more