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- Cysticercosis (pork tapeworm infection)
Cysticercosis (pork tapeworm infection) facts
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by ingesting the eggs of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.
Humans are infected by ingesting raw or undercooked pork, and cysticercosis occurs after the ingestion of Taenia solium eggs.
The symptoms of neurocysticercosis may include headaches, confusion, seizures, and vision changes.
Cysticercosis is typically d Read More
- Listeriosis (listeria monocytogenes infection)
Symptoms might begin a few days after you've eaten contaminated food, but it can take 30 days or more before the first signs and symptoms of infection begin.
If the listeria infection spreads to your nervous system, signs and symptoms can include:
Confusion or changes in alertness
Loss of balance
Symptoms during pregnancy and in newbo Read More
Mostly, healthy people need not undergo toxoplasmosis treatment. If you have signs and symptoms of acute toxoplasmosis, the following drugs may be prescribed:Pyrimethamine (Daraprim): A folic acid antagonist that may prevent your body from absorbing the B vitamin folate (folic acid, vitamin B-9). Hence, your doctor may recommend taking additional folic acid.Sulfadiazine: This antibiotic is used along with Read More
- Whipple disease
An uncommon bacterial infection called Whipple disease typically affects your joints and digestive tract.Whipple illness disrupts normal digestion by making it difficult for food to be broken down and by making it more difficult for your body to absorb nutrients like fats and carbs.Your brain, heart, and eyes are just a few of the many organs that Whipple illness can infect.Whipple illness can be Read More