3 doctors weighed in:

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

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Thank
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology

In brief: Brain & tapeworm

Taeniasis solium is infection with adult taenia solium worms that follows ingestion of contaminated pork, resulting in intestinal infection.
Cysticercosis is infection with larvae of t. Solium, which develop from ova excreted with human feces. Adult worms may cause mild GI symptoms or passage of a motile segment in the stool. Cysticercosis is usually asymptomatic unless larvae invade the cns, .

In brief: Brain & tapeworm

Taeniasis solium is infection with adult taenia solium worms that follows ingestion of contaminated pork, resulting in intestinal infection.
Cysticercosis is infection with larvae of t. Solium, which develop from ova excreted with human feces. Adult worms may cause mild GI symptoms or passage of a motile segment in the stool. Cysticercosis is usually asymptomatic unless larvae invade the cns, .
Dr. Idan Sharon
Dr. Idan Sharon
Thank
Read more answers from doctors