Cysticercosis is an ailment that springs from the larvae of a tapeworm that can enter the system of the patient who may have consumed infected faecal matter or pork that is infected. This parasite is a flat and segmented one that ends up causing damage to the intestine of the patient. The symptoms include constipation or obstruction, loose motions, weight loss, and even anaemia.
HOW IS CYSTICERCOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this disease is done by testing or checking the stools of the individual. Along with this, an individual may be asked to undergo X-rays and other screenings to check the spread of the tapeworms.
HOW IS CYSTICERCOSIS TREATED?
Treatment includes antibiotics along with steroids to help curtail and fight this infestation. In other cases, vaccinations are given, especially in areas that where pig farming and rearing is common. Routine inspection is also conducted for the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nausea and vomiting are also common symptoms of this disease.