Granuloma formation and parasite disintegration in porcine cysticercosis: comparison with human neurocysticercosis.

@article{Alvarez2002GranulomaFA,
  title={Granuloma formation and parasite disintegration in porcine cysticercosis: comparison with human neurocysticercosis.},
  author={Jorge Iv{\'a}n Alvarez and Diana P Londo{\~n}o and Alida L. Alvarez and J M Martin Trujillo and Margarita M Jaramillo and Blanca I Restrepo},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={127 2-3},
  pages={186-93}
}
Taenia solium cysticerci infect human beings and pigs, causing cysticercosis. In this study the pig was used as a model to characterize the immune response against cysticerci, given the difficulties in analysing the developing immune response in infected human brains. Metacestodes in different stages of viability or degeneration were isolated from the brain, heart and skeletal muscle of naturally infected swine, and the adjacent tissue was examined histologically. The immune response elicited… CONTINUE READING