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Cysticercosis 

Cysticercosis

Chapter:
Cysticercosis
Author(s):

Hector H. Garcia

and Robert H. Gilman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.071003_update_001

February 27, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Epidemiology—seroprevalence in highlands of Papua, Indonesia.

Ocular cycticercosis.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 19 August 2017

Cysticercosis, infection by larvae of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium (see Chapter 7.10.2), is the commonest helminthic infection of the human central nervous system. It accounts for up to 30% of all seizures and epilepsy in endemic countries, and travel and immigration now lead to its more frequent presentation in industrialized countries....

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