Flashcards in Microbiology 25 - Global Health Priorities and Brain Worms Deck (6)
What would be shown on MRI in taenia solum brain infestation?
A few scattered calcifications higher up in the brain
What is the most common cause of adult-onset epilepsy in the world?
Taenia solum cysticosis
Recall the 2 different syndromes that can be caused by taenia solum infection
Taeniasis (GUT tapeworm)
Cysticerosis (CNS infection with larvae)
How is taeniasis transmitted?
Pork tapeworm infection - as pigs are coprophagic
What is the pathophysiology of cysticerosis?
The infection itself doesn't cause pathology, it's the immune response to the dying taenia