Parasitology 13-(Cestodes) Taenia solium

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Questions:
Q. How is Taenia solium transmitted?
Q. What disease is caused by Taenia solium if its larvae are ingested?
Q. What disease is caused by Taenia solium if its eggs are ingested?
Q. What is the treatment of Infections caused by Taenia solium?

Answers:
Q. How is Taenia solium transmitted?

There are 2 modes of transmission of Taenia solium.

  • Ingestion of larvae encysted in undercooked pork.
  • Ingestion of eggs.

Q. What disease is caused by Taenia solium if its larvae are ingested?

Intestinal infection.

Q. What disease is caused by Taenia solium if its eggs are ingested?

  • Cysticercosis.
  • Neurocysticercosis.

Q. What is the treatment of Infections caused by Taenia solium?

  • Parziquental (For intestinal infection)
  • Bendazoles (For neurocysticercosis)

 
 
 

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