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Cysticercosis

Hector H. Garcia and Robert H. Gilman

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.071003_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Cysticercosis

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Cysticercosis, infection by larvae of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium (see Chapter 7.10.2), is the commonest helminthic infection of the human central nervous system. It accounts for up to 30% of all seizures and epilepsy in endemic countries, and travel and immigration now lead to its more frequent presentation in industrialized countries....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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