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Doctor insights on: Cysticercosis In Children

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How could I get cysticercosis?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Cysticercosis (Definition)

Cysticercosis = Taenia ...Read more


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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 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?

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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Cysticercosis how long a patient suffering from the disease need to be on anti epileptic medication?

Cysticercosis how long a patient suffering from the disease need to be on anti epileptic medication?

Cyst: Typically people with neurocysticercosis have seizures from a hardened calcification, and therefore unless a surgery could resect the lesion more likely fir an aed, . ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

Not common: This parasitic infection can get into the brain (neurocysticercosis) . In many cases, people will be asymptomatic since the immune system will kill it. However, a few people will have seizures (from brain swelling), and blindness (inflammation from parasites in the eye), especially when treatment with an anti-parasitic is initiated. An evaluation by an ophthalmologist before tx is recommended. ...Read more

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Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Yes: Those of us in southern us see lots of cistercercosis. The tapeworm gets into muscle and the develops cysts in the brain. When the cysts break down, they cause a severe inflammation that causes seizures. The cysts are dying, but create epilepsy as they do. They may calcify and leave scars. Some resolve and seizures also resolve. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate : This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy ?

Why children feel giddy ?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe,maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, i don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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