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Vol. 12, Special Issue 11 (2023)

Unmasking the silent threat: Cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis: Mini review

Author(s):
Nilam Wavhal, Nitin Wakchaure and Deepali Kalambhe
Abstract:
Cysticercosis, a disease caused by the metacestodes of Taenia solium and it carries significant economic and public health implications, resulting in morbidity and mortality in many developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America [1]. NCC is one of the most common parasitic diseases damaging the central nervous system (CNS) and serves as a "biological marker" reflecting a community's social and economic development. In numerous endemic communities, NCC is responsible for epilepsy in approximately 1% of the population [2]. An epidemiological shift can be attributed to factors like the intensified trade of animal products, increased global meat and live animal trade, and extensive migration of agricultural and other workers within and between countries, including domestic employees and international tourists [3, 4]. A significant challenge in managing cysticercosis is the limited awareness of the disease among individuals living in endemic regions.
Pages: 1865-1875  |  115 Views  53 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nilam Wavhal, Nitin Wakchaure and Deepali Kalambhe. Unmasking the silent threat: Cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis: Mini review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 1865-1875.
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