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Can tapeworms infect the brain? How long does it take to get there?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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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
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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
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