Talk:Cysticercosis

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References/unreferenced claims[edit]

In the section on neurocysticercosis it is repeatedly mentioned that PZT is used and is the preferred choice, but the reference (ref 39) a) doesn't sound like it supports the claim, and b) is behind a paywall. I think mentioning the class of drug used to treat the infection is probably better. 86.15.88.124 (talk) 03:10, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Is this the same Worm[edit]

Fox news has a video online with a removal of a worm from a womans brain. I can not find any reference to the species, but it does match with the symptons described here; [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 145.53.133.162 (talk) 02:11, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, that was cysticercosis. Quite a shocking video, eh? --—CynRN (Talk) 08:18, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion to merge[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystercosis Is it the same disease ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.129.1.42 (talk) 11:46, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

This article needs to be merged with Cysticercosis, but I don't know how to do it, either. In a Google Scholar search I found that the terms Cistercosis and Cystercosis seem to be used in Spanish language and other non-English papers, but only 29 and 51 hits, respectively. Should the main article have pointers to these other terms? In other words, have the other two terms listed as possible alternate terms for the same disease somewhere toward the top of the article?--—CynRN (Talk) 03:21, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
seems to have been resolved now by using a redirect. EvM-Susana (talk) 21:02, 29 November 2014 (UTC)


Differences to the page about Taeniasis?[edit]

I have moved to this page some information that was on the page for the organism Taenia solium before (on diagnosis, treatment and epidemiology). However, I am not totally sure if this same information could also apply to the page on Taeniasis? Would it perhaps be helpful to merge the Taeniasis page (which is quite empty) to here, or are diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology vastly different? EvM-Susana (talk) 21:15, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Taeniasis is a very different disease, with different treatment diagnosis and prognosis. Thus should be kept separate. There is much confusion around this topic and merging would make more confusing. In the second paragraph of the lead we state "The infection of the intestines with the adult pork tapeworms is known as taeniasis and is a different disease." Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:50, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure we should move more information from Taeniasis to here. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:51, 30 November 2014 (UTC)