18 Dec The cestodes Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), T. solium (pork tapeworm) and T. asiatica (Asian tapeworm). Taenia solium can also cause. 10 Jan The cestodes (tapeworms) Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm) and T. solium (pork tapeworm). Taenia solium eggs can also cause cysticercosis. 10 Jan Taeniasis in humans is a parasitic infection caused by the tapeworm species Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), Taenia solium (pork tapeworm).

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Human tapeworm carriers excrete tapeworm eggs in their faeces and contaminate the environment when they defecate in open areas. The cycticerci can survive for several years in the animal.

All had housekeepers from Latin American countries who were suspected to be source of the infections or others handling their food. Humans can also become infected with T. Immunocompromised Persons Pregnant Women Travelers. WHO programmes for the control of neglected solum diseases and of mental health are also steering the development of evidence based standard guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of T.

Taeniasis due to T. Secernentea Spiruria Camallanida Dracunculus medinensis Dracunculiasis. A monoecious species, each mature proglottid contains a set of male and female reproductive systems.

Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: It can occur in populations that neither eat pork nor share environments with pigs.

In humans the infection can be relatively short or long lasting, and in the latter case if reaching the brain can last for life.


CDC – DPDx – Taeniasis

Gravid proglottids are longer than wide and the two species, T. Intact gravid proglottids are shed off in groups of four or five. Nevertheless, identification of Taenia is not possible if solely based on microscopic examination of eggs, because all Taenia species produce eggs that are morphologically identical. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Taenia saginata taeniasis produces only mild abdominal symptoms. Retrieved August 9, Thus, the three distinct proglottids are immature proglottids towards the neck, mature proglottids in the middle, and gravid proglottids at the posterior end.

The secondary host form, human cysticercosis, predominates in areas where poor hygiene allows for mild faecal contamination of food, soil, or water supplies. Biological Characteristics and Life Cycle”. Because pig meat is the intermediate source of the intestinal parasite, rotation of the full life cycle occurs in regions where humans live in close contact with pigs and eat undercooked pork.

Eggs or gravid proglottids are passed with feces ; the eggs can survive for days to months in the environment. Therefore, this factsheets refers to the transmission and health impacts of T.

The main symptom is often the passage passive of proglottids. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Treatment of secondary hosts is more difficult but possible. However as well as being infective for pigs, T.

Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. In some endemic regions particularly in Asiainfected people may develop temia or palpable nodules a small solid bump or node that can be detected by touch beneath the skin subcutaneous.


In the secondary host, the eggs develop into oncospheres which bore through the intestinal wall and migrate to other parts of the body where the cysticerci form. Laboratory Diagnosis Laboratory Diagnosis Microscopy Microscopic identification of eggs and proglottids in feces is diagnostic for taeniasis, but is not possible during the first 3 months following infection, prior to development of adult tapeworms. Humans become infected by ingesting raw or undercooked infected meat.

For the infection, see cysticercosis. Once eggs are ingested, oncospheres hatch in the intestineinvade the intestinal wall, and migrate to striated muscles, as well as the brain, liver, and other tissues, where they develop into cysticerci. The surviving oncospheres preferentially migrate to striated musclesas well as the osliumliver, and other tissues, where they settle to form cysts — cysticerci.

Gravid proglottids often rupture in the intestine, liberating the oncospheres in faeces. Primary hosts often present no pathological symptoms. Retrieved from ” https: January 10, Page last updated: The parasite life cycle is completed, resulting in human tapeworm solkum, when humans ingest undercooked pork containing cysticerci. Taenia solium Linnaeus ,