Definition of Cysticercosis

1. Noun. (medicine) A common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system, caused by the ingestion of eggs or larvae of the tapeworm ''Taenia solium''. ¹

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Definition of Cysticercosis

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Medical Definition of Cysticercosis

1. Infection with cysticerci, a larval form of tapeworm, taenia solium. In man they penetrate the intestinal wall and invade subcutaneous tissue, brain, eye, muscle, heart, liver, lung, and peritoneum. Brain involvement may result in epilepsy, increased intracranial pressure, etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cysticercosis

cystic lymph node
cystic lymphangiectasis
cystic mastitis
cystic medial necrosis
cystic mole
cystic node
cystic papillomatous craniopharyngioma
cystic pelvic mass
cystic polyp
cystic sellar mass
cystic vein
cysticercosis (current term)
cysticercus disease

Literary usage of Cysticercosis

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1. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"cysticercosis of cattle was found in the Kingdom of Prussia, ... In Hungary, Csáky and Breuer were the first to find cysticercosis in cattle. ..."

2. Swine Diseases by Albert Thomas Kinsley (1914)
"cysticercosis Hepatic cysticercosis of swine is not very common. It is found principally in young pigs, where it is the result of invasion of the liver with ..."

3. The Health Gap: Beyond Pregnancy and Reproduction by Jennifer Kitts, Janet Hatcher Roberts (1996)
"cysticercosis is an infection produced by larval tapeworms of the genus Taenia. It is acquired by eating the raw or undercooked meat of infected pigs and ..."

4. Bulletin by Bureau of Animal Industry, United States, United States Bureau of Animal Industry, New Hampshire Forestry and Recreation Commission (1912)
"... are in agreement with the negative results obtained by Hall in cysticercosis ... follows: Successful in 6 cases of human cysticercosis (4 subcutaneous, ..."

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