KEGG   DISEASE: Cysticercosis
Entry
H01047                      Disease                                

Name
Cysticercosis
Description
Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm, is endemic in many poorer countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia, where pigs are raised. Human infection with T. solium occurs after ingestion of undercooked pork infected with cysticerci. The larval stage of T. solium infects the human nervous system, causing neurocysticercosis. Neurocysticercosis causes acquired epilepsy and death.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Parasitic infections (animals)
  Infections caused by flat worms
   H01047  Cysticercosis
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Parasitic diseases
   Helminthiases
    Diseases due to cestodes
     1F70  Cysticercosis
      H01047  Cysticercosis
     1F76  Taeniasis
      H01047  Cysticercosis
Pathogen
Taenia solium
Drug
Albendazole [DR:D00134]
Comment
Intermediate host: Pig
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1F70 1F76.0
ICD-10: B69 B68.0
MeSH: D003551
Reference
  Authors
Garcia HH, Gonzalez AE, Gilman RH
  Title
Cysticercosis of the central nervous system: how should it be managed?
  Journal
Curr Opin Infect Dis 24:423-7 (2011)
DOI:10.1097/QCO.0b013e32834a1b20
Reference
  Authors
Garcia HH, Gonzalez AE, Evans CA, Gilman RH
  Title
Taenia solium cysticercosis.
  Journal
Lancet 362:547-56 (2003)
DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(03)14117-7
Reference
  Authors
Garcia HH, Del Brutto OH
  Title
Taenia solium cysticercosis.
  Journal
Infect Dis Clin North Am 14:97-119, ix (2000)
DOI:10.1016/S0891-5520(05)70220-8
Reference
  Authors
Willingham AL 3rd, Engels D
  Title
Control of Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniosis.
  Journal
Adv Parasitol 61:509-66 (2006)
DOI:10.1016/S0065-308X(05)61012-3
Reference
  Authors
Montresor A, Palmer K
  Title
Taeniasis/cysticercosis trend worldwide and rationale for control.
  Journal
Parasitol Int 55 Suppl:S301-3 (2006)
DOI:10.1016/j.parint.2005.11.045
Reference
  Authors
Del Brutto OH
  Title
Neurocysticercosis: a review.
  Journal
ScientificWorldJournal 2012:159821 (2012)
DOI:10.1100/2012/159821
Reference
  Authors
White AC Jr
  Title
Neurocysticercosis: updates on epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management.
  Journal
Annu Rev Med 51:187-206 (2000)
DOI:10.1146/annurev.med.51.1.187
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