Infection with the Asian tapeworm, Taenia asiatica, limited to Asia. It is very similar to infection with T. saginata, but the primary animal reservoir are more pigs than cattle.

(See also Overview of tapeworm infections.)

Infection with the Asian tapeworm, Taenia asiatica, limited to Asia. It is very similar to infection with T. saginata, but the primary animal reservoir are more pigs than cattle. (See also Overview of tapeworm infections.) The morphological, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of intestinal infections with the adult TT. asiatica -Bandwurm are similar to those of infection with T. saginata (beef tapeworm), but the infection is acquired by eating pork, not beef. Infection with T. asiatica is limited to Asia and occurs mainly in China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, India and neighboring countries. Pigs are intermediate hosts for T. asiatica. People become infected by eating cysticerci (larvae) in raw or nichtdurchgegartemSchweinefleisch. After swallowing the cysticerci into adult worms mature in the small intestine of humans. Whether T. asiaticaZystizerkose can cause in humans is not clear. Cysticercosis is an infection with larvae after ingestion of eggs, which are excreted in human stool, develop. Symptoms T. asiatica causes intestinal infection. With adult T. asiatica worms infected people are asymptomatic or have only mild gastrointestinal symptoms. Proglottids (tapeworm segments) can be seen in her chair. Diagnosis Microscopic examination of the stool on eggs and proglottids The chair should be examined for the presence of proglottids and eggs; Eggs can also be found in Analabstrich. Ova of T. asiatica are morphologically indistinguishable from those of T. solium and T. saginata. Molecular testing for parasite DNA can distinguish T. asiatica of T. saginata. Alternatively, niclosamide, praziquantel therapy (outside USA) Treatment of a T. asiatica infection occurs with a single dose of praziquantel 5 or 10 mg / kg. Alternatively, a single dose (2 g) niclosamide (not available in the US) are given in the form of 4 tablets of 500 mg, to be chewed together and swallowed with a small amount of water. For children, the dose of niclosamide is 50 mg / kg (maximum dose of 2 g) unique.

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