Seroprevalence of antibodies against Taenia solium cysticerci
among refugees resettled in United States.
are round to oval, contain semitranslucent to whitish fluid, and usually measure 1 to 2 cm.
, the larvae of Taenia solium, also known as bladder worms, can form cysts as large as 1 to 2 cm in muscle and manifest as palpable nodules mimicking neoplasms.
Damage depends on the site and number of cysticerci
1,2) Presentation depends on several factors such as host response, stage of evolution, and number, size and location of cysticerci
Attentions should be also paid to that the diagnosis methods, such as ELISA, EITB, tongue inspection, may all show lower sensitivity in rural pigs infected naturally with few cysticerci
than such ones experimentally infected with T solium.
Albendazole therapy for giant subarachnoid cysticerci
The use of contaminated water for irrigation of vegetables, consumption of pork infested with cysticerci
, and direct personal contact with T.
The size of mature cysticerci
can range from 5 mm to 20 cm (almost 8 in.
To study strain variation in Toenia solium, we have isolated DNA from individual cysticerci
, the larval form, and sequenced a 444 bp portion of the mitochondrial gene, cytochrome oxidase I (COI), and a 400 bp portion of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of the nuclear rRNA.
The classic intestinal infection with Taenia solium results when humans ingest pork with viable cysticerci
that exocyst in the small intestine.
When intermediate hosts ingest eggs, cysticerci
develop in the pleural and peritoneal cavities.