Volume 81, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Taeniasis occurs after ingestion of undercooked pork infected with cysticerci. Most infections are mild; proglottids are rarely noticed in the feces. Cysticercosis develops with ingestion of eggs from a tapeworm carrier. Cysticercosis affects ~50 million people worldwide, and is seen mostly in Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Asia. We present a case of an 18-month-old child living in New York, who presented with seizures caused by neurocysticercosis. A family study found a 22-year-old mother, 7 months pregnant, positive for , which presented a management dilemma.


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  • Received : 24 Apr 2009
  • Accepted : 29 Apr 2009

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