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Taenia solium cysticercosis.
Lancet. 2003 Aug 16; 362(9383):547-56.Lct

Abstract

The larval stage of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) infects the human nervous system, causing neurocysticercosis. This disease is one of the main causes of epileptic seizures in many less developed countries and is also increasingly seen in more developed countries because of immigration from endemic areas. Little information is available on the natural evolution of taeniasis or cysticercosis. Available therapeutic measures include steroids, treatments for symptoms, surgery, and, more controversially, antiparasitic drugs to kill brain parasites. Efforts to control and eliminate this disease are underway through antiparasitic treatment of endemic populations, development of pig vaccines, and other measures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cysticercosis Unit, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, Jr Ancash 1271, Barrios Altos, Lima, Peru. hgarcia@terra.com.peNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12932389

Citation

García, Héctor H., et al. "Taenia Solium Cysticercosis." Lancet (London, England), vol. 362, no. 9383, 2003, pp. 547-56.
García HH, Gonzalez AE, Evans CA, et al. Taenia solium cysticercosis. Lancet. 2003;362(9383):547-56.
García, H. H., Gonzalez, A. E., Evans, C. A., & Gilman, R. H. (2003). Taenia solium cysticercosis. Lancet (London, England), 362(9383), 547-56.
García HH, et al. Taenia Solium Cysticercosis. Lancet. 2003 Aug 16;362(9383):547-56. PubMed PMID: 12932389.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Taenia solium cysticercosis. AU - García,Héctor H, AU - Gonzalez,Armando E, AU - Evans,Carlton A W, AU - Gilman,Robert H, AU - ,, PY - 2003/8/23/pubmed PY - 2003/10/2/medline PY - 2003/8/23/entrez SP - 547 EP - 56 JF - Lancet (London, England) JO - Lancet VL - 362 IS - 9383 N2 - The larval stage of the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) infects the human nervous system, causing neurocysticercosis. This disease is one of the main causes of epileptic seizures in many less developed countries and is also increasingly seen in more developed countries because of immigration from endemic areas. Little information is available on the natural evolution of taeniasis or cysticercosis. Available therapeutic measures include steroids, treatments for symptoms, surgery, and, more controversially, antiparasitic drugs to kill brain parasites. Efforts to control and eliminate this disease are underway through antiparasitic treatment of endemic populations, development of pig vaccines, and other measures. SN - 1474-547X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12932389/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0140-6736(03)14117-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -