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Prevalence and risk factors of endo- and ectoparasitic infections in smallholder pigs in Angónia district, Mozambique.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2017 Jan 7;7:1-8. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Section for Parasitology and Aquatic Diseases, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Dyrlægevej 100, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of parasitic infections in pigs kept under smallholder farming system in Angónia district, Tete Province, Mozambique. A total of 262 pigs from 133 households of six villages were randomly selected. From each pig blood, faecal samples, full body searches, and skin scrapings were conducted to determine the prevalence of Taenia solium (using Ag-ELISA), gastrointestinal (GI) parasites, and ectoparasites respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2016.11.008DOI Listing
January 2017

Spatial analysis of bovine cysticercosis in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - The needs of interventions in animal and human populations.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2017 May 8;8:94-98. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA), Avenida Duque de Caxias Norte 225, CEP 13635-900 Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

The Taenia saginata-cysticercosis complex is an important zoonosis for public health and an important cause of economical losses for beef supply chain in developing and industrialized countries. Despite some risk factors for high-occurrence areas have already been described, further studies are required to better understand its global epidemiology. So, this study focused on establishing the prevalence, spatial distribution and environmental and human population aspects correlated with bovine cysticercosis prevalence in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2017.03.001DOI Listing

Spatial distribution, prevalence and epidemiological risk factors of cysticercosis in cattle from state of São Paulo, Brazil, slaughtered for human consumption.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2017 May 20;8:117-122. Epub 2017 Mar 20.

UNESP - Univ. Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV), Via de acesso Paulo Castellane, s/n, CEP, 14884-900, Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil.

This present research focused on establishing the prevalence, geospatial distribution and epidemiological risk factors for bovine cysticercosis in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in cattle slaughtered for human comsumption. Data about the inspection of 104,180 bovine carcasses from 215 farms and from 70 municipalities were gathered between January and December of 2012. A cluster analysis was performed in order to correlate some variables: prevalence of bovine cysticercosis, total coffee harvesting area (hectares), orange producing areas (hectares) and Human Development Index. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2017.03.007DOI Listing

Effectiveness of an integrated intervention in the control of endo- and ectoparasites of pigs kept by smallholder farmers in Mbeya rural and Mbozi districts, Tanzania.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2018 Aug 3;13:64-73. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

Section for Parasitology and Aquatic Pathobiology, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen, Dyrlægevej 100, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.

This study was conducted to evaluate effectiveness of an integrated management intervention in the control of endo- and ectoparasites of pigs kept by smallholder farmers in Mbeya Rural and Mbozi districts of southern highlands of Tanzania. A repeated cross-sectional group randomization design was employed, with 10 villages in the intervention group and six villages in the control group. The intervention consisted of improving pig confinement, feeds and feeding practices, and strategic anthelmintic treatment of pigs with oxfendazole, to primarily control Taenia solium (porcine) cysticercosis and nematodes; and with ivermectin to control ectoparasites and nematodes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2018.03.009DOI Listing

An epidemiological survey of the magnitude and local perceptions of porcine cysticercosis by two methods in Nyaruguru district, Rwanda.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2018 Dec 31;14:18-24. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture, University of Venda, Thohoyandou 0950, South Africa.

This study investigated the magnitude of porcine cysticercosis (PC), its risk factors, economic effects and the perceptions of 80 pig farmers from Nyabimata (n = 38) and Muganza (n = 42) and 20 registered butchers in the Nyaruguru district of Rwanda. January to December 2013 slaughter records from Kamirabagenzi market were also analysed for PC diagnoses based on the tongue test and meat inspection. During this period, the responding farmers' records showed a tongue test-based PC magnitude (3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2018.07.010DOI Listing
December 2018

Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in central and western Asia and the Caucasus.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Apr 18;12(1):175. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Centre of Excellence for Food and Vector-borne Zoonoses, Institute for Medical Research, University of Belgrade, Dr Subotića 4, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia.

Background: The zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata transmits between humans, the definitive host (causing taeniosis), and bovines as the intermediate host (causing cysticercosis). Central and western Asia and the Caucasus have large cattle populations and beef consumption is widespread. However, an overview of the extent of human T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3438-3DOI Listing

Taenia Solium: A Rare Expression in Oral Cavity.

J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2019 Jun 27;18(2):229-232. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Dube Surgical and Dental Hospital, Ghamapur, Jabalpur, 482003 India.

Cysticercosis is a helminthic infection caused by the larval stage of pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. The worm requires different hosts during its different stages of development. Humans are the definitive hosts and harbor the adult worms, while pigs harbor the larval stage and act as the intermediate hosts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12663-018-1116-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6441453PMC
June 2019
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Strategies for tackling Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis: A systematic review and comparison of transmission models, including an assessment of the wider Taeniidae family transmission models.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 04 10;13(4):e0007301. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research (LCNTDR), Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom.

Background: The cestode Taenia solium causes the neglected (zoonotic) tropical disease cysticercosis, a leading cause of preventable epilepsy in endemic low and middle-income countries. Transmission models can inform current scaling-up of control efforts by helping to identify, validate and optimise control and elimination strategies as proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Methodology/principal Findings: A systematic literature search was conducted using the PRISMA approach to identify and compare existing T. Read More

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April 2019
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Submacular cysticercosis.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2019 Apr 7:1120672119841542. Epub 2019 Apr 7.

1 Vitreo-Retina, Trauma and Uvea Services, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Ocular cysticercosis could involve subconjunctival space, anterior chamber, extraocular muscle, subretinal space, or vitreous. The presence of intraocular live cyst is a potential threat to visual acuity. The removal of the cyst in-toto is thus of importance to prevent inflammatory reaction and ocular damage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1120672119841542DOI Listing
April 2019
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Progress on the development of rapid diagnostic tests for foodborne neglected zoonotic helminthiases: A systematic review.

Acta Trop 2019 Apr 1;194:135-147. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Background: Foodborne Neglected Zoonotic Helminths (FNZH) are parasites of both economic and public health importance. They include Taenia solium, Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato, Echinococcus multilocularis and Foodborne trematodes (FBT). FNZH are earmarked for major interventions for control, elimination and eradication. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.03.030DOI Listing
April 2019
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To Know the Disease: Creating a Participatory Community Education Workshop about Focused on Physical, Economic, and Epidemiologic Evidence.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Center for Global Health Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

Cysticercosis, caused by , is a neglected disease that causes preventable epilepsy. We conducted an experiential learning workshop in northern Peru to educate community members on transmission and motivate participation in community-led prevention and control. The workshop included presentation of local economic and epidemiologic data, followed by hands-on participation in pig dissection, group discussion of the life cycle, and viewing of eggs and nascent tapeworms with light microscopes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0939DOI Listing
April 2019
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Historical perspective: The British contribution to the understanding of neurocysticercosis.

J Hist Neurosci 2019 Apr 1:1-13. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

b NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre , UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology , London , UK.

Neurocysticercosis, or brain infestation with the larval stage of Taenia solium, is the most common risk factor for epilepsy in many endemic regions of the world. Hardly any cases are seen in Western developed countries, including Britain. However, a sizeable number (n = 450) was seen among British soldiers returning from deputation to India, then a British colony, first reported by Col. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0964704X.2018.1564523DOI Listing
April 2019
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Advances in Serological Diagnosis of Taenia solium Neurocysticercosis in Korea.

Genomics Inform 2019 Mar 31;17(1):e7. Epub 2019 Mar 31.

Department of Molecular Parasitology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Suwon 16419, Korea.

Cysticercosis, a parasitic disease caused by Taenia solium metacestode (TsM), has a major global public health impact in terms of disability-adjusted life years. The parasite preferentially infects subcutaneous tissue, but may invade the central nervous system, resulting in neurocysticercosis (NC). NC is an important neglected tropical disease and an emerging disease in industrialized countries due to immigration from endemic areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5808/GI.2019.17.1.e7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6459165PMC
March 2019
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Neglecting the neglected: the objective evidence of underfunding in rheumatic heart disease.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2019 Mar 30. Epub 2019 Mar 30.

Department of Clinical Research, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK.

Background: Despite the substantial global burden of disease, rheumatic heart disease research receives little funding globally.

Methods: Using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study and funding from the G-FINDER database, we propose a novel logarithmic disability neglect index (DNI) to describe disease burden using disability-adjusted life years relative to funding for 16 major tropical diseases.

Results: Across a range of diseases, rheumatic heart disease received the least funding relative to disease burden (DNI=3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trz014DOI Listing
March 2019
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Fine needle aspiration as a diagnostic tool in cysticercosis: a case series.

J Med Case Rep 2019 Mar 29;13(1):92. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Anjora, Durg, CG, India.

Background: Cysticercosis is a zoonotic disease. It is caused by the larval form of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. This disease is a public health problem in a country like India, but its incidence is underestimated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1957-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6440104PMC
March 2019
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Disseminated Cysticercosis.

N Engl J Med 2019 Mar;380(13):1267

ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, India

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMicm1810953DOI Listing
March 2019
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Histone deacetylase enzymes as potential drug targets of Neglected Tropical Diseases caused by cestodes.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist 2019 Apr 23;9:120-132. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Instituto de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Médica (IMPaM, UBA-CONICET), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Piso 13, Paraguay 2155, CP1121, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:

Cestode parasites cause neglected diseases, such as echinococcosis and cysticercosis, which represent a significant problem in human and animal health. Benzimidazoles and praziquantel are the only available drugs for chemotherapy and it is therefore important to identify new alternative drugs against cestode parasites. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are validated drug targets for the treatment of cancer and other diseases, including neglected diseases. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22113207183018
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpddr.2019.02.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6426703PMC
April 2019
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Ocular Adnexal Racemose Cysticercosis Masquerading as Dermoid Cyst.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000001365DOI Listing
March 2019
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Characterization of a novel cathepsin L-like protease from Taenia solium metacestodes for the immunodiagnosis of porcine cysticercosis.

Vet Parasitol 2019 Mar 29;267:9-16. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Laboratorio de Bioinformática y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Electronic address:

Porcine cysticercosis is an endemic parasitic disease caused by infection with Taenia solium that is found predominantly in developing countries. In order to aid in the development of simple diagnostic approaches, identification and characterization of potential new antigens for immunodiagnostic purposes is desired. The cysteine protease family has previously been found to have important immunodiagnostic properties. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2019.01.004DOI Listing
March 2019
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Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Middle East and North Africa.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 15;12(1):113. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Sentrum, PO Box 369, 0102, Oslo, Norway.

Background: The zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata utilizes bovines as an intermediate host (causing cysticercosis) and humans as the definitive host (causing taeniosis). The public health burden of T. saginata is assumed to be low, but the economic burden is large, due to the resources utilized in the detection and condemnation of infected carcasses and carcass parts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3339-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6419812PMC
March 2019
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In vitro model of postoncosphere development, and in vivo infection abilities of Taenia solium and Taenia saginata.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 03 14;13(3):e0007261. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, Department of Cellular and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

Taenia solium is known to cause human cysticercosis while T. saginata does not. Comparative in vitro and in vivo studies on the oncosphere and the postoncospheral (PO) forms of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007261DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6435196PMC
March 2019
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Molecular characterisation and expression analysis of two heat-shock proteins in Taenia multiceps.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Mar 12;12(1):93. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sichuan Agricultural University, Wenjiang, 611130, China.

Background: Taenia multiceps is a harmful tapeworm and its larval form (coenurus cerebralis) is the causative agent of coenurosis, a disease affecting the health of herbivores, resulting in great economic loss to animal husbandry. Heat-shock proteins (HSPs), expressed in all prokaryotes and eukaryotes, act as molecular chaperones and can affect pathogenicity.

Methods: Herein, cDNAs of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3352-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417115PMC

Double inversion recovery in detection of perilesional gliosis in calcific cysticercosis.

Authors:
Amit Herwadkar

Neurol India 2019 Jan-Feb;67(1):76-77

Department of Radiology, Salford Royal Foundation Trust Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0028-3886.253601DOI Listing

Cysticercosis of the superior oblique muscleof the eye.

QJM 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Post graduate institute of medical education and research, Chandigarh, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcz045DOI Listing
March 2019
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Detection of circulating antigens for spp. in pigs slaughtered for consumption in Nairobi and surroundings, Kenya.

Parasite Epidemiol Control 2019 Feb 7;4:e00093. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background & Methods: a zoonotic tapeworm, responsible for neurocysticercosis in humans is a major public health threat, being a leading cause of acquired epilepsy in endemic regions. Eastern and southern African nations have experienced a recent rapid growth in pig production, including small-scale, free-range systems, with an accompanying increased risk of transmission. Seven hundred blood samples were collected from randomly selected pigs presented for slaughter at one of the largest porcine abattoir supplying unprocessed pork to Nairobi city and its surroundings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parepi.2019.e00093DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378851PMC
February 2019
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Coprevalence of parasitic infections and diabetes in Sub-Himalayan region of Northern India.

Int J Health Sci (Qassim) 2019 Jan-Feb;13(1):19-24

Department of Biotechnology, School of Biotechnology, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Objectives: Parasitic infections such as toxoplasmosis, hydatidosis, and cysticercosis infect a large population worldwide. in the pancreas could damage the pancreatic cells. Hence, insulin secretion would be affected which leads to increased risk of diabetes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6392483PMC
March 2019
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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) of Cysticercosis in School-Aged Children in Tibetan Rural Farming Areas of Western China: Implications for Intervention Planning.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 Mar 4;16(5). Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) significantly contributes to morbidity in developing countries. We recently published a study of prevalence and risk factors in school-aged children in three mountainous areas in Sichuan province of western China. Using structural equation modeling (SEM) on data from that study to guide intervention planning, here we examine risk factors grouped into three broad interventional categories: sociodemographics, human behavior, and sources of pork and pig husbandry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050780DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6427563PMC
March 2019
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Case 1: New-Onset Seizures in a 16-year-old Girl Recently Emigrated from Africa.

Pediatr Rev 2019 Mar 1;40(3):138-141. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/pir.2017-0252DOI Listing
March 2019
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Endoscopic Management of Fourth Ventricle Neurocysticercosis: Description of the New Technique in a Case Series of 5 Cases and Review of the Literature.

World Neurosurg 2019 Feb 26;122:e647-e654. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background: Around 7%-33% of cases of neurocysticercosis (NCC) have intraventricular involvement, and the fourth ventricle is the most frequent site. Medical management and various surgical approaches have been described for treating this disease. The objective of this study was to describe technical modification for endoscopic fourth ventricular NCC removal in a series of 5 cases. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18788750183241
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.117DOI Listing
February 2019
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How to eliminate taeniasis/cysticercosis: porcine vaccination and human chemotherapy (Part 2).

Theor Biol Med Model 2019 02 26;16(1). Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Theoretical Biology Group, Biomedical Research Institute, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510, CDMX, Mexico.

Background: The application of effective vaccines against pig cysticercosis and mass chemotherapy against pig cysticercosis and human taeniasis have shown the feasibility of interrupting the parasite's life cycle in endemic areas.

Methods: A mathematical model that divides the population into susceptible, infected, and vaccinated individuals is formulated. The model is based upon the life cycle of the parasite. Read More

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https://tbiomed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12976-01
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12976-019-0100-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390339PMC
February 2019
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Implementation of a practical and effective pilot intervention against transmission of Taenia solium by pigs in the Banke district of Nepal.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 02 25;13(2):e0006838. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Veterinary Clinical Centre, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Werribee Victoria, Australia.

Taenia solium is a zoonotic cestode parasite which causes human neurocysticercosis. Pigs transmit the parasite by acting as the intermediate host. An intervention was implemented to control transmission of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006838DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6405169PMC
February 2019
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Correction to: Molecular characterization of the Taenia solium Tso31 antigen and homologous of other Taenia species from Peru.

Parasitol Res 2019 04;118(4):1311

School of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Av. Circunvalación Cdra. 28, San Borja, Lima, Peru.

The original version of this article contained a mistake. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06269-yDOI Listing
April 2019
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Stepwise approach for the control and eventual elimination of Taenia solium as a public health problem.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Feb 21;19(1):182. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, DK-1870, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Background: Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis is a public health and agricultural problem, especially in low-income countries, and has been ranked the top foodborne parasitic hazard globally. In 2012, the World Health Organization published a roadmap that called for a validated strategy for T. solium control and elimination by 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-3812-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6383216PMC
February 2019

Impacts of using the electronic-health education program 'The Vicious Worm' for prevention of Taenia solium.

Acta Trop 2019 May 15;193:18-22. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Dyrlægevej 100, 1870 Frb. C., Denmark.

Background: Taenia solium is a zoonotic tapeworm widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa. Specific health education is regarded as a central element in controlling T. solium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.02.018DOI Listing
May 2019
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[Calcified Cysticercosis and Differential Diagnosis of Intracranial, Cutaneous and Subcutanoeus Calcifications.]

Rofo 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University-Hospital Tübingen.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0846-7527DOI Listing
February 2019
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A Classic Neurocysticercosis Case with an Unusual Complication.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2018 31;5(1):000762. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal.

Cysticercosis is triggered by infection with the larval form of the tapeworm . The usual sites for the development of cyscticerci are the central nervous system (neurocysticercosis - NCC), subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscle, heart muscle, and the eye. Ocular cysticercosis is caused by the growth of the larvae within ocular tissues. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2017_000762DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346944PMC
January 2018
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A quantitative risk assessment for human Taenia solium exposure from home slaughtered pigs in European countries.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Feb 12;12(1):82. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Center for Infectious Disease Control, P.O. Box 1, 3720, BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Background: Taenia solium, a zoonotic tapeworm, is responsible for about a third of all preventable epilepsy human cases in endemic regions. In Europe, adequate biosecurity of pig housing and meat inspection practices have decreased the incidence of T. solium taeniosis and cysticercosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3320-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6371533PMC
February 2019

Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Cysticercosis: A Study of 30 Cases.

J Cytol 2019 Jan-Mar;36(1):18-21

Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic disease caused by larval stage of Taenia solium. It is the most common parasitic disease worldwide. It is potentially a dangerous systemic disease with variable clinical manifestations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JOC.JOC_77_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343397PMC
February 2019
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Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Oxfendazole in Healthy Volunteers: a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled First-in-Human Single-Dose Escalation Study.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2019 Apr 27;63(4). Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease that frequently involves the human central nervous system (CNS), and current treatment options are limited. Oxfendazole, a veterinary medicine belonging to the benzimidazole family of anthelmintic drugs, has demonstrated substantial activity against the tissue stages of and has potential to be developed as an effective therapy for neurocysticercosis. To accelerate the transition of oxfendazole from veterinary to human use, the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of oxfendazole were evaluated in healthy volunteers in this phase 1 first-in-human (FIH) study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AAC.02255-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6437481PMC
April 2019
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Ultrasonographic features of mesenteric cysticercosis in a domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Fort Collins, CO 80523.

A 5-year-old, 0.92-kg (2-lb), spayed female Dwarf Hotot rabbit was evaluated for a 1-day duration of lethargy and anorexia. Survey radiographs revealed evidence of gastrointestinal stasis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vru.12719DOI Listing
February 2019
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Disseminated cysticercosis in an immunocompetent individual.

Ann Afr Med 2019 Jan-Mar;18(1):51-53

Department of General Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Cysticercosis is a major public health problem, particularly in developing countries. It is caused by the larvae of the cestode Taenia solium (pork tapeworm). It usually presents as a solitary lesion in the muscle or brain (neurocysticercosis). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/aam.aam_76_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380111PMC
February 2019
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Albendazole sulfoxide plasma levels and efficacy of antiparasitic treatment in patients with parenchymal neurocysticercosis.

Clin Infect Dis 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

School of Public Health and Administration (GA, AGL), Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences and Center for Global Health (JAB, HHG), Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

Background: Albendazole is the drug of choice for the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis, although its efficacy is suboptimal. Plasma levels of albendazole sulfoxide (ASOX), the active metabolite of albendazole, are highly variable among patients. We hypothesized that high ASOX plasma levels during albendazole therapy may be associated with an increased antiparasitic efficacy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz085DOI Listing
February 2019
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Neurocysticerosis: An Individualized Approach.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2019 Mar;33(1):153-168

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. Electronic address:

Neurocysticercosis is an infection of the central nervous system by the larval stage of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. The combination of modern diagnostic tests, use of antiparasitic drugs, improved anti-inflammatory treatments, and minimally invasive neurosurgery has improved outcomes in patients with neurocysticercosis. This parasitic infection is complex in both the clinical presentation and the treatment approach, which depends on the number of cysts, location in the brain, stage of degeneration, and host inflammatory response. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2018.10.007DOI Listing
March 2019
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Three unusual cases of parasites in eye.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2019 Jan-Mar;62(1):159-162

Department of Pathology, Dhruv Pathology and Molecular Diagnostic Lab, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

A 17-year-old male patient presented with cellulitis and mass in the eye noticed approximately 3 months back. The mass was about 1 cm in size and situated at the limbus. All preoperative routine investigations were normal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_247_18DOI Listing
February 2019
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Evaluation of cross-reactivity to Taenia hydatigena and Echinococcus granulosus in the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot assay for the diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis.

Parasit Vectors 2019 Jan 24;12(1):57. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Center for Global Health Tumbes, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Tumbes, Peru.

Background: Taenia solium is an important zoonotic parasite that infects humans as definitive host (taeniasis) and pigs as intermediate host (cysticercosis). Serological diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis is limited to antigen detection using ELISA, which is known to cross-react with other Taenia species, and antibody detection using the lentil-lectin glycoprotein enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (LLGP EITB), which has not been adequately evaluated for cross-reactivity to other parasites. Field studies suggest that the GP50 diagnostic band of the LLGP EITB may cross-react to Taenia hydatigena, a common non-zoonotic parasitic infection of pigs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-018-3279-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346519PMC
January 2019
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Estimating the association between being seropositive for cysticercosis and the prevalence of epilepsy and severe chronic headaches in 60 villages of rural Burkina Faso.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 01 24;13(1):e0007101. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Souro SANOU, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

Background: Individuals diagnosed with neurocysticercosis often present with epilepsy and sometimes with progressively worsening severe chronic headaches (WSCH). While cross-sectional associations between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and epilepsy have been reported, few large scale studies have been conducted in West Africa and none have measured the association between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and headaches. This study aimed at filling these knowledge gaps by estimating the strength of the cross-sectional association between seropositivity to cysticercal antigens and the prevalence of epilepsy and WSCH in 60 villages of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007101DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345432PMC
January 2019
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First Molecular Identification of Taenia hydatigena in Wild Ungulates in Poland.

Ecohealth 2019 Mar 23;16(1):161-170. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology PAS, Twarda 51/55, 00-818, Warsaw, Poland.

The article examines the presence of metacestodes on the liver capsule in two wild boars and on the liver capsule and mediastinum in moose. Cysticerci were identified as Taenia hydatigena metacestodes by morphological features-size and shape of rostellar hooks and molecular analysis of the partial sequences of cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene. Molecular analysis revealed similarities between the metacestodes isolated from the wild mammals in the present study to T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-019-01392-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6430758PMC
March 2019
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control in Zambia: The potholed road to success.

Parasite Epidemiol Control 2019 Feb 19;4:e00082. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

The taeniosis/cysticercosis neglected zoonotic disease complex is caused by , and is associated with significant economic and public health impacts. This paper reviews the current knowledge on in Zambia and the control strategies already studied, covering almost 20 years of research, and explores the way forward. Studies on occurrence of porcine cysticercosis indicated very high prevalences, ranging from 15 to 34% based on detection of circulating antigens, and of 46% to 68% based on full carcass dissection in slaughter age pigs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parepi.2018.e00082DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6324015PMC
February 2019
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