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Taeniasis is an infection caused by the tapeworm, which is a type of parasite. While parasites can be found in contaminated water and food, Taeniasis is an intestinal tapeworm infection caused by eating contaminated beef or pork. Taeniasis is also known as Pork Tapeworm, Beef Tapeworm, Taenia solium and Taenia Saginata. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Taeniasis include pain, unexplained weight loss, digestive problems and blockage of the intestine.
HOW IS TAENIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Doctors will often be able to make a diagnosis of taeniasis based on the symptoms. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may order blood tests including a complete blood count. Diagnosis of taeniasis is mainly using stool sample, particularly by identifying the eggs.
HOW IS TAENIASIS TREATED?
Treatment here includes the use of Oral antiparasitic drugs till the parasites have completely left the body. Besides this, using some kind of pain reliever and eating light foods to combat the infection are suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
Taeniasis is more common in countries where sanitation and hand hygiene are often substandard. Although the infection isn't commonly found in the United States, people who travel to low- and lower-middle-income countries are at risk for contracting the disease