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Agricultural Reviews, volume 42 issue 2 (june 2021) : 133-144

Taenia solium Cysticercosis: Present Scenario: A Review

Acheenta Gohain Barua, Mrinmoyee Sarma, Monoshree Sarma, Kaushik Kakoty, Uttam Rajkhowa, Pranjal Moni Nath
1Deperartment of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara-781 022, Assam, India. 
Cite article:- Barua Gohain Acheenta, Sarma Mrinmoyee, Sarma Monoshree, Kakoty Kaushik, Rajkhowa Uttam, Nath Moni Pranjal (2021). Taenia solium Cysticercosis: Present Scenario: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 42(2): 133-144. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1954.
Cysticercosis is one of the most important neglected parasitic diseases caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. It is the most common cause of epilepsy in the areas with improper pig husbandry practices and poor sanitary conditions. In pig the larvae lodges in the muscle and subcutaneous tissue and seldom manifests any clinical sign. In human beings the larval stage resides in the CNS thus leading to the condition Neurocysticercosis. The disease can be diagnosed by using various neuroimaging techniques and immunodiagnostic methods. Available therapeutic options include cysticidal drugs, steroids, anti-epileptic drugs etc. The disease can be controlled by anti-parasitic treatment of the pig and humans residing in endemic areas, vaccinating the pigs, creating awareness and other measures.
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