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Taeniasis is an infection caused by the tapeworm, which is a type of parasite. Parasites are small organisms that attach themselves to other living things in order to survive. The living things the parasites attach to are called hosts.Parasites can be found in contaminated food and water. If you consume contaminated food or drinks, you may contract a parasite that can live and sometimes grow and reproduce inside of your body.Most people that have taeniasis don't have any symptoms. If signs and symptoms are present they may include:
unexplained weight loss
blockage of the intestine
HOW IS TAENIASIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Taeniasis by ordering blood test including a complete blood count, stool exam to see if eggs or worm segments are present.
HOW IS TAENIASIS TREATED?
Taeniasis is typically treated by medications prescribed by your doctor. Medications for the treatment of taeniasis include praziquantel and albendazole.Both drugs are anthelmintics, which means they kill parasitic worms and their eggs. In most cases, these medications are provided in a single dose. But these medications can take a few weeks to fully clear an infection. The tapeworm will be excreted as waste. Common side effects associated with these medications include dizziness and upset stomach
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a very common problem experienced in contras that consume a lot of pig meat like pork. Though it is not a fatal disease, it can lead to certain kinds of CNS problems, especially cysticercosis called neurocysticercosis.