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Taenia Saginata Infection


Presentation

  • The rarity of this clinical presentation as well as the probable mechanism of obstruction are discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In fact, this is the most common and initial way of presentation.[explainmedicine.com]
  • Microscopic examination of stool for ova and proglottids The stool should be examined for proglottids and ova; ova may also be present on anal swabs.[merckmanuals.com]
  • Most individuals infected with T saginata are asymptomatic, but abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms may be present. Eosinophilia is common. The most common presenting finding is the passage of proglottids in the stool.[banglajol.info]
  • If no gravid proglottids are present, then differentiation may not be possible, in which case patients should be treated as though they have infection with T solium.[antiinfectivedrugs.com]
Weight Loss
  • A 38-year-old man presented with worsening abdominal pain, vomiting, anorexia, generalized weakness, and weight loss that had begun 3 days earlier. He had a history of eating raw beef.[nejm.org]
  • Other symptoms Tapeworms can also sometimes cause other symptoms, such as: tummy pain diarrhoea feeling sick or vomiting loss of appetite or increased appetite weight loss More serious symptoms can appear if worms get into other parts of the body, such[nhs.uk]
  • loss o Dizziness,Abdominal pain,diarrhoea o Headaches, nausea o Constipation, loss of appetite o Chronic indigestion 11. o Microscopy.[slideshare.net]
  • […] of Asian T. saginata with rostellum Clinical features For humans in good health, there are few serious symptoms associated with tapeworm infection For both T. saginata and T. solium, patients may have diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, hunger pain, weight[pathologyoutlines.com]
  • loss; passage of worms can be associated with dizziness, headache, weakness, and tingling EPIDEMIOLOGY: Worldwide; prevalent in areas where beef is improperly cooked; frequent in Yugoslavia, Moslem countries, Ethiopia and Kenya; less common in central[msdsonline.com]
Malnutrition
  • Chronic tapeworm infections contribute to malnutrition in developing communities in many parts of the world. Reservoir for Taenia Humans are the definitive host for both species.[www2.health.vic.gov.au]
Overeating
  • […] the Counter Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.[drugs.com]
  • In the human intestine, the cysticercus develops over 2 months into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years. The adult tapeworms attach to the small intestine by their scolex and reside in the small intestine.[cdc.gov]
  • Humans ingest raw or undercooked infected meat and gastric juices activate larvae, leading to evagination of scolex and attachment to the jejunum Over 2-3 months, cysticercus develops into an adult tapeworm; may grow up to 10 meters in length and live[hopkinsguides.com]
  • Beef should be cooked to 60 C for over 5 min before consumption [ 3 ]. praziquantel (5-10 mg/kg) is the drug of choice. Niclosamide is also used as it is cheap and available.[panafrican-med-journal.com]
  • In the human intestine, the cysticercus develops over several months into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years. The adult tapeworm attaches to the small intestine by its scolex and resides in the small intestine.[eol.org]
Abdominal Pain
  • Parasite infection should be suspected in patients with chronic abdominal pain or persistent diarrhea regardless of the findings for small bowel obstruction when there is a history of overseas travel. [Indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Side-effects were observed in 4 cases including 3 with complaints of dizziness, tinnitus, nausea and vomiting, and one with coma and abdominal pain. Mixtures of 75-150 g areca nuts and 50-100 g pumpkin seeds were judged effective and safe.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The abdominal pain first appears in the peri umbilical area and then migrates to the lower right part of the abdomen.[explainmedicine.com]
  • The main side-effects were abdominal pain (36.3%), headache (35.3%) and nausea (13.1%). There was correlation between frequencies of these side-effects and intensity of infection measured as eggs per gram of faeces.[profiles.uonbi.ac.ke]
  • Most individuals infected with T saginata are asymptomatic, but abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms may be present. Eosinophilia is common. The most common presenting finding is the passage of proglottids in the stool.[banglajol.info]
Nausea
  • Side-effects were observed in 4 cases including 3 with complaints of dizziness, tinnitus, nausea and vomiting, and one with coma and abdominal pain. Mixtures of 75-150 g areca nuts and 50-100 g pumpkin seeds were judged effective and safe.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The main side-effects were abdominal pain (36.3%), headache (35.3%) and nausea (13.1%). There was correlation between frequencies of these side-effects and intensity of infection measured as eggs per gram of faeces.[profiles.uonbi.ac.ke]
  • The infection is generally acquired by consuming or eating undercooked and contaminated beef This condition may result in nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite, in some individuals; while, in many, no symptoms of infection may be noted.[dovemed.com]
  • The abdominal pain is localized to the epigastric /umbilical areas and are accompanied with nausea and epigastric distension.[explainmedicine.com]
  • Less common symptoms are nausea, change in appetite, weakness and weight loss [ 2 ]. The length of adult worm is usually less than 5 m for T. saginata; however, it may reach up to 25 m [ 6 ].[panafrican-med-journal.com]
Abdominal Cramps
  • Clinical Findings Signs and Symptoms Infection with T saginata is most often asymptomatic, although a minority of patients may report nonspecific abdominal cramps or malaise.[antiinfectivedrugs.com]
  • cramps, nervousness, insomnia, digestive disturbances, weight loss; passage of worms can be associated with dizziness, headache, weakness, and tingling EPIDEMIOLOGY: Worldwide; prevalent in areas where beef is improperly cooked; frequent in Yugoslavia[msdsonline.com]
Increased Appetite
  • This may cause itching around the anus. [1,2,4,5,7] Nonspecific symptoms Weakness, loss of appetite, increased appetite, headache, constipation and dizziness are the other rare nonspecific symptoms. [3,4,5,7] Complications In rare cases, tapeworm segments[explainmedicine.com]
  • Other symptoms Tapeworms can also sometimes cause other symptoms, such as: tummy pain diarrhoea feeling sick or vomiting loss of appetite or increased appetite weight loss More serious symptoms can appear if worms get into other parts of the body, such[nhs.uk]
Tinnitus
  • Side-effects were observed in 4 cases including 3 with complaints of dizziness, tinnitus, nausea and vomiting, and one with coma and abdominal pain. Mixtures of 75-150 g areca nuts and 50-100 g pumpkin seeds were judged effective and safe.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Workup

Taenia Saginata
  • Reported here is one case of acute mechanical intestinal obstruction due to a bolus impaction of Taenia saginata at the level of the ileocaecal valve.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Saginata, Taenia Saginata Taeniasis.[novusbio.com]
  • Abstract The Taenia saginata taeniasis-cysticercosis complex is a cosmopolitan zoonosis of great medical, veterinary and economic importance where humans play an important role as the carrier of adult stage and cattle as carrier of the larval stage of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abdominal pain Taenia saginata taeniasis / Beef tapeworm infection is caused by a cestode called taenia saginata. It is found worldwide especially where beef is eaten raw or undercooked.[explainmedicine.com]
Entamoeba Histolytica
  • histolytica, Taenia solium/saginata Title: A Glance at Taenia Saginata Infection, Diagnosis, Vaccine, Biological Control and Treatment VOLUME: 10 ISSUE: 5 Author(s): Claudio V.[eurekaselect.com]
  • ACANTHAMOEBA, cheratite da AMEBIASI (Entamoeba histolytica) asintomatica infezione intestinale da lieve a moderata infezione intestinale ed extraintestinale grave AMEBICA, MENINGOENCEFALITE primaria e granulomatosa Naegleria Acanthamoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris[hoepli.it]

Treatment

  • This treatment had no serious adverse effects in any of out patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Here we reviewed aspects concerning diagnosis, vaccine development, biological control and treatment of the disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions.[drugs.com]
  • Abstract Praziquantel given in single doses of 12, 15 and 20 mg/kg body weight was applied in treatment of Taenia saginata infection (61 persons) and in four doses against Hymenolepis nana infection (1 person).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Prognosis

  • (Outcomes/Resolutions) With prompt diagnosis, immediate and effective treatment, the prognosis for Taenia Saginata Infection is excellent The prognosis is guarded, if the infection has spread to the brain, which may occur in some untreated cases Additional[dovemed.com]
  • Prognosis The prognosis for patients with intestinal T saginata infection is excellent. Prevention & Control Prevention of infection with T saginata involves thorough cooking of beef and beef products to 65 C core temperature (Box 3).[antiinfectivedrugs.com]

Etiology

  • (Etiology) Taenia Saginata Infection is a parasitic infection caused by the tapeworm species Taenia Saginata or the beef tapeworm The infection is generally acquired by eating undercooked contaminated beef What are the Signs and Symptoms of Taenia Saginata[dovemed.com]
  • In previously published cases as well as the case we present, although it is difficult to establish the direct mechanism causing the complication, the etiological connection is highly probable.[panafrican-med-journal.com]
  • Its etiologic agents are Taenia solium and Taenia saginata (11). It is caused by the ingestion of the parasite's eggs from contaminated food sources (5). The intermediate host of T. solium is pork (the most common) and T. saginata is cattle (2).[austincc.edu]
  • Prevalence and etiology of intestinal parasites in Lebanon. Leban Med J. 1996; 44 :129–133. [ PubMed ] [ Google Scholar ] 87. Saab BR, Musharrafieh U, Nassar NT, Khogali M, Araj GF.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

Epidemiology

  • A comprehensive, and profusely illustrated description of the common and uncommon images which will be found in a wide range of tropical diseases, correlated with the clinical and laboratory findings, and the epidemiology and pathology.[books.google.com]
  • الصفحة 89 - The clinico-epidemiological profile of guinea worm in the Ibadan district of Nigeria. ‏ الصفحة 124 - S., 1984.[books.google.com]
  • Molecular testing is generally helpful for epidemiological information Many clinical conditions may have similar signs and symptoms.[dovemed.com]
  • (Beef tapeworm infection) 359 results Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Middle East and North Africa.[unboundmedicine.com]
  • . & Eckert, J. ( 1987 ) Sero-epidemiological survey for alveolar echinococcosis (by Em2-ELISA) of blood donors in an endemic area of Switzerland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 81, 960 – 964.[cambridge.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • […] from T. solium infection by the late 1700s However, the exact life cycle of T. saginata was not discovered until 1863, when cattle was identified as the immediate host Epidemiology Especially common in Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America Pathophysiology[pathologyoutlines.com]
  • An understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and current laboratory and imaging methods, in cluding computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is needed to accurately diagnose neurocysticercosis.[isradiology.org]
  • University Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases This course provides students an understanding of important human parasitic diseases, including their life cycles, vectors of transmission, distribution and epidemiology, pathophysiology[coursera.org]
  • Infection in children usually goes unrecognized. [4] WHO developed a roadmap for control and eradication of T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis to be implemented in selected countries by 2020. [3] Pathophysiology Humans are the definitive host.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • Prevention & Control Prevention of infection with T saginata involves thorough cooking of beef and beef products to 65 C core temperature (Box 3). Beef should also be inspected for the presence of cysts, and infected carcasses destroyed.[antiinfectivedrugs.com]
  • الصفحة 120 - A step at which control can be applied and is essential to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard or reduce it to an acceptable level Critical limit A criterion which separates acceptability from unacceptability. ‏[books.google.com]
  • T. saginata infection can be prevented by cooking whole cuts of beef to 63 C ( 145 F) as measured with a food thermometer placed in the thickest part of the meat, then allowing the meat to rest for 3 minutes before carving or consuming.[merckmanuals.com]
  • PREVENTION and CONTROL Infection by Taenia solium adults can be prevented by fully cooking pork before eating it.[msu.edu]

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