Categories: Rare diseases, Infectious diseases, Gastrointestinal diseases, Neuronal diseases
Aliases & Descriptions for Cysticercosis:
Orphanet epidemiological data:51
Inheritance: Not applicable; Age of onset: All ages
Global: Rare diseases, Infectious diseases
Anatomical: Gastrointestinal diseases, Neuronal diseases
ICD10: 28 27
Rare infectious diseases
NIH Rare Diseases:45 Cysticercosis is an infectious disorder caused by the pork tapeworm, taenia solium. infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticeri (cysts). the tapeworm eggs are spread through food, water, or other surfaces contaminated with feces. the signs and symptoms vary depending on the location and number of cysticeri in the affected person's body. symptoms can present months to years after the infection. diagnosing cysticercosis can be challenging and may involve several test, including mri or ct brain scans and blood tests. although treatment is available and may include anti-parasitic drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, and/or surgery, it is not always necessary. last updated: 4/12/2010
MalaCards based summary: Cysticercosis, also known as neurocysticercosis, is related to echinococcosis and sparganosis. An important gene associated with Cysticercosis is SLC5A2 (Solute Carrier Family 5 Member 2). The drugs albendazole and praziquantel have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include brain, heart and skin.
Disease Ontology:10 A taeniasis that results from ingestion of eggs or larvae of the Taenia solium tapeworm in undercooked pork or fecally contaminated food or water, which subsequently infect the central nervous system, heart, muscles, subcutaneous tissues, and eyes. Neurocysticercosis causes seizures, mental disturbances, focal neurologic deficits and intracerebral lesions.
CDC:2 Cysticercosis is a parasitic tissue infection caused by larval cysts of the tapeworm Taenia solium. These larval cysts infect brain, muscle, or other tissue, and are a major cause of adult onset seizures in most low-income countries. A person gets cysticercosis by swallowing eggs found in the feces of a person who has an intestinal tapeworm. People living in the same household with someone who has a tapeworm have a much higher risk of getting cysticercosis than people who don’t.
Wikipedia:68 Cysticercosis is a tissue infection caused by the young form of the pork tapeworm. People may have... more...
Drugs for Cysticercosis (from DrugBank, HMDB, Dgidb, PharmGKB, IUPHAR, NovoSeek, BitterDB):(show all 31)
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MalaCards organs/tissues related to Cysticercosis:33
Brain, Heart, Skin, Testes, Eye, Thyroid, Lung
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28ICD10 via Orphanet
37MESH via Orphanet
50OMIM via Orphanet
60SNOMED-CT via Orphanet
64Tumor Gene Family of Databases
66UMLS via Orphanet