American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition of being infested with cysticerci.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An infection with bladder-worms or larval tapeworms (cysticerci) of the genus Tænia. Cysticercosis of man is caused by Cysticercus cellulosæ; of cattle, by C. bovis and C. tenuicollis; and of hogs, by C. cellulosæ and C. tenuicollis.
- cysticerc(us) + -osis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Parasitic diseases such as cysticercosis, Chagas disease, trichomoniasis and toxocariasis occur with high frequency in our inner cities, post-Katrina Louisiana, other parts of the Mississippi Delta, the border region with Mexico, and Appalachia.”
“In its first few weeks of operation, we already have seen patients with Chagas disease and cysticercosis.”
“Another growing problem is cysticercosis, a parasitic brain infection that is now a leading cause of epilepsy, especially among some Hispanic populations.”
“Taenia solium cysticercosis: host-parasite interactions and the immune response.”
“In recent years, as the immigrant population has spread, Dr. Sheffield said, cysticercosis has cropped up in states that have never had to deal with it before, including Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Oregon.”
“Consider cysticercosis, caused by ingestion of tapeworm larvae.”
“But this is almost certainly the disease cysticercosis, caused by the larva of Taenia solium.”
“To find a case of cysticercosis here, in northern Maine, is unbelievable.”
“This is the only way to confirm if the animal has cysticercosis.”
“Tapeworm infestation (cysticercosis) is a condition of cysts in the muscles of pigs caused by the larvae of tapeworm.”
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