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Taenia Solium (Pork Tapeworm)

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May 25 2024, 7:13 pm

Thank you for this refresher. During my medical school training in Dallas, TX in the 80's this neurocystecircosis was quite a prevalent cause of new onset seizure disorder in the indigent population



Jun 01 2024, 3:38 pm

You were welcome. Interesting data points. Thank you for sharing.

Pork tapeworms or Taenia Solium can cause taeniasis or cysticercosis. Let's review the lifecycle and pathogenesis of these diseases.

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CDC - Cysticercosis - Resources for Health Professionals,treatment%20of%20increased%20intracranial%20pressure.

Cysticercosis: Overview, Symptoms & Treatment


Taenia solium - Wikipedia

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SEM image of the Taenia Solium Scolex.  | Download Scientific Diagram

Oncosphere - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

Cysticercus - Wikipedia

* Comprehend the intricate life cycle and modes of transmission of Taenia solium.

* Differentiate between the structural components of Taenia solium and discern its hosts in the lifecycle.

* Identify the diverse clinical presentations associated with Taenia solium infection.

* Utilize appropriate diagnostic methodologies for the accurate detection of Taenia solium infection.

* Formulate effective management strategies tailored to Taenia solium infection.

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Dr. Mobeen Syed

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Mobeen Syed is the CEO of DrBeen Corp, a modern online medical education marketplace. Mobeen is a medical doctor and a software engineer. He graduated from the prestigious King Edward Medical University Lahore. He has been teaching medicine since 1994. Mobeen is also a software engineer and engineering leader. In this role, Mobeen has run teams consisting of hundreds of engineers and millions of dollars of budgets. Mobeen loves music, teaching, and doing business. He lives in Cupertino CA.


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