Cysticercosis

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Cysticercosis
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Magnetic resonance image of a patient with neurocysticercosis demonstrating multiple cysticerci within the brain.
This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Taenia solium.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2],Ahmed Younes M.B.B.CH [3] Syed Musadiq Ali M.B.B.S.[4]

Synonyms and Keywords: Taenia solium infection, Cysticerciasis, Larval taeniasis, Larval teniasis.

Overview

Historical Perspective

Classification

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Cysticercosis From other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Screening

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Electrocardiogram | Laboratory Findings | X-Ray Findings | Echocardiography and Ultrasound | CT-Scan Findings | MRI Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies | Other Imaging Findings

Treatment

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Case #1


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