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Cysticercosis (neurocysticercosis). BIOL 402 Janki Patel . Cysticercosis is caused by tapeworms!. Tapeworms are gross!. Two different theories explain the origin of tapeworms. . 1) Domestication of animals 10,000 years ago. Two different theories explain the origin of tapeworms. .

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Two different theories explain the origin of tapeworms.

1) Domestication of animals 10,000 years ago


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Two different theories explain the origin of tapeworms.

2) Scavenging of food 2 million years ago by African hominids


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Three types of tapeworms infect humans.

  • Taenia solium

  • Taenia asiatica

  • Taenia saginata


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Taenia solium causes cysticercosis.


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Pigs are intermediate hosts.

  • Feces → intestine → blood vessel → muscle


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Humans are final hosts.

  • Feces/meat → intestine → body





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Cysticercosis can be diagnosed several ways. being noticed!

  • Travels

  • Eating

  • MRI or CT brain scans

  • Blood tests

  • Surgery


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Treatment depends on each individual case. being noticed!

  • Anti-parasitic drugs

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Surgery





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So what do we do now? from 1990-2002!

  • S3PVAC vaccine

  • Health education


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Picture Sources from 1990-2002!

  • http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol3no3/evans.gif

  • http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/neuroslides/slides/slide132.jpg

  • http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/may01/worms0501.htm

  • http://s2.hubimg.com/u/1704509_f520.jpg

  • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Kcmu1rYI5nE/R_BTAno-pjI/AAAAAAAAABc/wN72iMJjEv8/S1600-R/africa_map.gif

  • http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVarticles/images/cattle.jpg


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Picture Sources from 1990-2002!

  • http://www.virginmedia.com/images/tapeworms.jpg

  • http://www.aps.uoguelph.ca/ANSC*2340/LABS/s140.gif

  • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/19194.jpg

  • http://www.atlas.or.kr/donation/donation_files/DSCN1059.jpg

  • http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2009/temanson_caro/Taenia%20pile.JPG

  • http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2412522950_3641025e25.jpg


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Picture Sources from 1990-2002!

  • http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/13/2/230.htm

  • http://www.who.int/zoonoses/diseases/approximate%20global%20distribution%20of%20cysticercosis.jpg

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tvsquad.com/media/2009/02/ga20090212.gif

  • http://www.marlerblog.com/uploads/image/Cysticercosis_LifeCycle.gif

  • http://www.aans.org/bulletin/images/Vol17_3_08/OcularCysticercosis.jpg

  • http://garyhaq.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/stressing-over-water/


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Picture Sources from 1990-2002!

  • http://xca.xanga.com/914b212a54130246413619/b25843726.jpg

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/bargain/TravelSuitcase.jpg

  • http://img2.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0304/eec6749f6646c81b6298.jpeg

  • http://waterandsanitationhealth.com/


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References from 1990-2002!

  • http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/may01/worms0501.htm

  • http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/cysticercosis/factsht_cysticercosis.htm

  • http://www.who.int/zoonoses/neglected_zoonotic_diseases/en/

  • http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/13/2/230.htm

  • http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/119105415/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T06-4PB75MD-3&_user=10&_coverDate=11/15/2007&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1269975798&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=e4da0e9826d825c717f95d2ca978e8c7

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysticercosis