Coenurosis (Taenia Multiceps, -, T. Serialis – Or T. Brauni Infection)

The tapeworm Taenia multiceps, T. and T. serialis Brauni rarely cause infections in humans and be transmitted through the accidental intake of eggs from dog feces.

(See also Overview of tapeworm infection.)

The tapeworm Taenia multiceps, T. and T. serialis Brauni rarely cause infections in humans and be transmitted through the accidental intake of eggs from dog feces. (. See also Overview of tapeworm infection) Canine are definitive hosts for adult T. multiceps, T. and T. Seralis brauni-tapeworms; Sheep and other herbivorous animals are intermediate hosts. The unwitting ingestion of contaminated ingredients from dog feces leads to human disease. In humans, the larvae penetrate and form a cyst (Coenurus) in the CNS, the subcutaneous tissue, muscles and eyes. The complaints take several years to develop, and are dependent on the infected organ. Involvement of the brain can lead to increased intracranial pressure, seizures, impaired consciousness and focal neurological deficits. A coenurosis in the subcutaneous tissue or muscle can manifest as fluctuating, tender nodules. If the eyes are affected, vision may be impaired. The diagnosis of coenurosis is usually performed after surgical removal, which is also the primary treatment. An operation is usually done in symptomatic, space-occupying lesions. Praziquantel can be effective. Some patients are treated with a combination treatment of surgery and anthelmintic. But praziquantel is not used in patients with intraocular coenurosis because dying parasites can cause severe inflammation, resulting in a loss of vision.

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