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Disease relevance of Taeniasis


High impact information on Taeniasis

  • T. solium and Taenia saginata eggs cannot be differentiated on the basis of morphology; thus, in order to improve existing methods for the diagnosis of taeniasis, we have developed highly sensitive, species-specific DNA probes which differentiate T. solium and T. saginata [5].
  • Significant factors associated with NCC were: 1) being born outside Lima, 2) having raised pigs, 3) more than 20 years of age, 4) a history of seizures, and 5) a history of taeniasis [6].
  • In order to evaluate the efficacy of albendazole for the treatment of taeniasis, regimens of 400 mg x 1 day, 800 mg x 2 days, 800 mg x 3 days, 1200 mg x 2 days, and 1200 mg x 3 days were compared [7].
  • A study was made of the effect on taeniasis of mebendazole, a drug known to be highly active against a variety of nematode species parasitic in humans [8].
  • Serum immunoblots for both T. solium Cysticercosis and T. solium Taeniasis were performed [9].

Chemical compound and disease context of Taeniasis


Biological context of Taeniasis


Gene context of Taeniasis

  • The sensitivities of both tests, to detect epilepsy or taeniasis, were low, but the specificity and the positive predictive value of the antigen-capture assay was high when used with the epileptics [17].
  • Taenia saginata: polymerase chain reaction for taeniasis diagnosis in human fecal samples [18].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Taeniasis


  1. Vaccination of pigs to control human neurocysticercosis. Gonzalez, A.E., Gauci, C.G., Barber, D., Gilman, R.H., Tsang, V.C., Garcia, H.H., Verastegui, M., Lightowlers, M.W. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (2005) [Pubmed]
  2. A paper radioimmunosorbent test (PRIST) for the detection of larva-specific antibodies to Toxocara canis in human sera. Smith, H.V., Quinn, R., Bruce, R.G., Girdwood, R.W. J. Immunol. Methods (1980) [Pubmed]
  3. Studies on taeniasis in Taiwan. V. Field trial on evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of mebendazole and praziquantel against taeniasis. Fan, P.C., Chung, W.C., Chan, C.H., Chen, Y.A., Cheng, F.Y., Hsu, M.C. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health (1986) [Pubmed]
  4. Human Taeniasis and cysticercosis in Asia. Ito, A., Nakao, M., Wandra, T. Lancet (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Isolation and characterization of species-specific DNA probes from Taenia solium and Taenia saginata and their use in an egg detection assay. Chapman, A., Vallejo, V., Mossie, K.G., Ortiz, D., Agabian, N., Flisser, A. J. Clin. Microbiol. (1995) [Pubmed]
  6. Factors associated with Taenia solium cysticercosis: analysis of nine hundred forty-six Peruvian neurologic patients. Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru (CWG). Garcia, H.H., Gilman, R.H., Tovar, M.A., Flores, E., Jo, R., Tsang, V.C., Diaz, F., Torres, P., Miranda, E. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (1995) [Pubmed]
  7. Poor efficacy of albendazole for the treatment of human taeniasis. Chung, W.C., Fan, P.C., Lin, C.Y., Wu, C.C. Int. J. Parasitol. (1991) [Pubmed]
  8. Mebendazole in the treatment of taeniasis solium and taeniasis saginata. Chavarria, A.P., Villarejos, V.M., Zeledón, R. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (1977) [Pubmed]
  9. Sero-prevalence of Taenia solium cysticercosis and Taenia solium taeniasis in California, USA. DeGiorgio, C., Pietsch-Escueta, S., Tsang, V., Corral-Leyva, G., Ng, L., Medina, M.T., Astudillo, S., Padilla, N., Leyva, P., Martinez, L., Noh, J., Levine, M., del Villasenor, R., Sorvillo, F. Acta neurologica Scandinavica. (2005) [Pubmed]
  10. Taeniasis-cysticercosis in Honduras. de Kaminsky, R.G. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. (1991) [Pubmed]
  11. Species identification after treatment for human taeniasis. Jeri, C., Gilman, R.H., Lescano, A.G., Mayta, H., Ramirez, M.E., Gonzalez, A.E., Nazerali, R., Garcia, H.H. Lancet (2004) [Pubmed]
  12. Mepacrine therapy in niclosamide resistant taeniasis. Koul, P.A., Wahid, A., Bhat, M.H., Wani, J.I., Sofi, B.A. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India. (2000) [Pubmed]
  13. Single dose treatment with aminosidine of human taeniasis. Georgis, F., Donno, L., Adane, T. East African medical journal. (1988) [Pubmed]
  14. Epidemiology of Taenia solium taeniasis and cysticercosis in two rural Guatemalan communities. Garcia-Noval, J., Allan, J.C., Fletes, C., Moreno, E., DeMata, F., Torres-Alvarez, R., Soto de Alfaro, H., Yurrita, P., Higueros-Morales, H., Mencos, F., Craig, P.S. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (1996) [Pubmed]
  15. A seroepidemiological study of human cysticercosis in West Cameroon. Nguekam, J.P., Zoli, A.P., Zogo, P.O., Kamga, A.C., Speybroeck, N., Dorny, P., Brandt, J., Losson, B., Geerts, S. Trop. Med. Int. Health (2003) [Pubmed]
  16. Cysticercosis/taeniasis in Asia and the Pacific. Ito, A., Wandra, T., Yamasaki, H., Nakao, M., Sako, Y., Nakaya, K., Margono, S.S., Suroso, T., Gauci, C., Lightowlers, M.W. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. (2004) [Pubmed]
  17. Antigens and antibodies in sera from human cases of epilepsy or taeniasis from an area of Mexico where Taenia solium cysticercosis is endemic. Correa, D., Sarti, E., Tapia-Romero, R., Rico, R., Alcántara-Anguiano, I., Salgado, A., Valdez, L., Flisser, A. Ann. Trop. Med. Parasitol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  18. Taenia saginata: polymerase chain reaction for taeniasis diagnosis in human fecal samples. Nunes, C.M., Lima, L.G., Manoel, C.S., Pereira, R.N., Nakano, M.M., Garcia, J.F. Exp. Parasitol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  19. Control of Taenia solium taeniasis and cysticercosis by focus-oriented chemotherapy of taeniasis. Pawlowski, Z.S. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health (1991) [Pubmed]
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