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Research & Reviews  383 results

Case Report: Disseminated Cysticercosis due to Intentional Ingestion of Parasitic Worm ...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Zhang HY, Wang GX et. al.

Nov 30th, 2021 - A 20-year-old female resident of Beijing intended to consume the eggs of the parasitic worm, Taenia saginata, for weight loss; however, she apparently inadvertently ingested Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) eggs, which resulted in disseminated cystic...

Spatial distribution and risk factors for human cysticercosis in Colombia.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-021-05092-8 10.4236/health.2014.621334
Parasites & Vectors; Galipó E, Dixon MA et. al.

Nov 29th, 2021 - Cysticercosis is a zoonotic neglected tropical disease (NTD) that affects humans and pigs following the ingestion of Taenia solium eggs. Human cysticercosis poses a substantial public health burden in endemic countries. The World Health Organizati...

Co-infection of pigs with Taenia solium cysticercosis and gastrointestinal parasites in...
Parasitology Research; Ngwili N, Thomas L et. al.

Nov 25th, 2021 - A study was carried out in Kamuli and Hoima districts in Eastern and Western regions of Uganda to determine the Taenia solium porcine cysticercosis (PCC) and gastrointestinal (GI) parasites co-infection status in pigs. One hundred sixty-one househ...

The many facets of disseminated parenchymal brain cysticercosis: A differential diagnos...
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Del Brutto OH, Garcia HH

Nov 19th, 2021 - Neurocysticercosis (NCC), the infection of the nervous system by the cystic larvae of Taenia solium, is a highly pleomorphic disease because of differences in the number and anatomical location of lesions, the viability of parasites, and the sever...

Validation of a spatial agent-based model for Taenia solium transmission ("CystiAgent")...
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Pray IW, Pizzitutti F et. al.

Oct 28th, 2021 - The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) is a parasitic helminth that imposes a major health and economic burden on poor rural populations around the world. As recognized by the World Health Organization, a key barrier for achieving control of T. solium ...

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Guidelines  1 results

Screening, diagnosis and management of human cysticercosis and Taenia solium taeniasis:...
Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH; Zammarchi L, Bonati M et. al.

Apr 28th, 2017 - Neurocysticercosis, the central nervous system's localised form of cysticercosis, is considered to be the leading cause of epilepsy in the developing world. In Europe, the disease is mainly imported and affects both immigrants and travellers. Howe...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  4 results

Two Cases of Pulmonary Cysticercosis Manifesting as Pleural Effusion: Case Report and Literature Review

Aug 30th, 2021 - Cysticercosis is an important public health problem in developing countries. The major involvement sites are the central nervous system and the eyes,although striated muscles and subcutaneous tissues are frequently involved in the disseminated fo...

Taenia Solium Elimination Versus Control: What is the Best Way Forward for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Mar 1st, 2021 - As T. solium is a zoonosis, it's control will be evaluated in a One Health perspective, tackling both the human and pig host. The study will be carried out in the Katete district, in the Eastern Province of Zambia, an area reported to be endemic f...

RCT ALB for SA Cysticercosis

Jan 30th, 2019 - This is a randomized, double blind comparison of two lengths of albendazole thereapy for subarachnoid cysticercosis. It will enroll 120 individuals, male and female age 18 to 65, and diagnosed with subarachnoid cysticercosis, a disease caused by t...

PET Imaging of Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors in Patients With Neurocysticercosis Using [F-18]FB

Jul 5th, 2018 - Objective In endemic regions neurocysticercosis is the most common cause of adult acquired epilepsy and thus an important public health problem. The disease is caused by infection with the larval form of the tapeworm, Taenia solium. Although neuro...

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News  9 results

What Neglected Tropical Diseases Teach Us About Stigma
Aileen Y. Chang, MD, Maria T. Ochoa, MD

Oct 3rd, 2019 - Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of 20 diseases that typically are chronic and cause long-term disability, which negatively impacts work productivity, child survival, and school performance and attendance with adverse effect on futur.

Humaworm - 593083 - 04/20/2020

Delivery Method: United Parcel Service Product: Drugs Food & Beverages Recipient: Recipient Name Reba G. Bailey Recipient Title Owner Humaworm 609 Lexington Street P. O. Box 190 Carrollton, MS 38917 United States Issuing Office: Office of Human an...

Revisiting delirious mania; Correcting an error

Jan 1st, 2017 - Revisiting delirious mania After treating a young woman with delirious mania, we were compelled to comment on the case report “Confused and nearly naked after going on spending sprees” (Cases That Test Your Skills, Current Psychiatry. July 2014, p.

Neurocysticercosis: Leading Cause of Acquired Epilepsy Worldwide

Aug 1st, 2016 - Hello. I am Dr Paul Cantey, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I am pleased to be speaking with you today as part of the CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape. Today I will be discussing neglected ...

Neurocysticercosis: A Treatable Cause of Epilepsy

Sep 6th, 2013 - New Guidelines: Treatment of Parenchymal Neurocysticercosis The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently published evidence-based guidelines[1] on the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis. According to the AAN guideline, neurocysticerco...

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