Search for dissertations about: "cysticercosis"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the word cysticercosis.

  1. 1. Taeniasis and Cysticercosis in Honduras : epidemiological, serological, and clinical aspects

    Author : Ana Lourdes Sanchez; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Taenia solium; taeniasis; cysticercosis; neurocysticercosis; porcine cysticercosis; computed tomography; enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot EITB assay; epilepsy; prevalence; epidemiology; Honduras;

    Abstract : Taenia solium taeniasis and cysticercosis are recognised as important and increasing public health problems in Latin America. These infections not only have a significant socio-economical impact due to chronic morbidity, decreased productivity of affected persons, high cost of medical diagnosis and treatment, but also cause economical losses due to the condemnation of infected pork meat. READ MORE

  2. 2. Transmission biology of porcine cysticercosis in eastern-central Tanzania

    Author : Justine Maganira; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Porcine cysticercosis (PC) is a neglected zoonotic disease usually acquired by pigs after ingestion of Taenia solium eggs from food or an environment contaminated with human faeces of a pork tapeworm carrier. The disease has serious veterinary and public health implications in low-income endemic countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Immunoreactive proteins in Taenia solium/cysticercus cellulosae

    Author : Noémia Jeremias Nhancupe; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Cysticercosis caused by Taenia solium is a common zoonotic parasitic disease in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and parts of Oceania, and it is responsible for many cases of epileptic seizures. Imaging techniques used to diagnose neurocysticercosis (NCC) are expensive and therefore rarely available in endemic countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Immunoreactive proteins in Taenia solium

    Author : Fernando Salazar-Anton; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Taenia solium cysticercosis is a neglected zoonotic disease that constitutes a serious public health problem in many low-income countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Although diagnostic antigens are available, it is still necessary to identify new targets to improve the current diagnostic methods. READ MORE