Taenia Solium (Pork Tapeworm) Infection And Cysticercosis

Taenia solium infection (Taeniasis) is an intestinal infection with adult tapeworms due to ingestion of contaminated pork. Cysticercosis is an infection with larvae of T. solium, which after ingestion of eggs, which are excreted in human stool, develop. Adult worms can cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms and lead to the elimination of moving segments in the stool. Cysticercosis is asymptomatic until the larvae affect the brain in general and cause a…

September 3, 2018