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Cysticercosis Topic Guide

Cysticercosis Cysticercosis: Swallowing the larval cysts of Taenia solium causes cysticercosis. Symptoms and signs of taeniasis include vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, seizures, headache, and lumps under the skin. Treatment may involve taking albendazole and corticosteroids and undergoing surgery.

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Cysticercosis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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albendazole Albendazole

Albendazole is an anthelmintic (an-thel-MIN-tik) or anti-worm medication. It prevents newly hatched insect larvae (worms) from growing or multiplying in your...learn more »

praziquantel Praziquantel

Praziquantel is used to treat infections caused by schistosoma worms, which enter the body through skin that has come into contact with contaminated water. ...learn more »