Introduction: Cysticercosis


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Cysticercosis: Rare tapeworm infection from pork

Cysticercosis: Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticerci (SIS-tuh-sir-KEY) (cysts). When cysticerci are found in the brain, the condition is called neurocysticercosis (NEW-row SIS-tuh-sir-KO-sis). 1

Researching symptoms of Cysticercosis: Further information about the symptoms of Cysticercosis is available including a list of symptoms of Cysticercosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Cysticercosis: Various information is available about treatments available for Cysticercosis, prevention of Cysticercosis, or research treatments for other diseases.

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Last revision: April 8, 2003

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