Role of the calcareous corpuscles in cestode physiology: a review.

@article{VargasParada1999RoleOT,
  title={Role of the calcareous corpuscles in cestode physiology: a review.},
  author={Laura Vargas-Parada and Juan Pedro Laclette},
  journal={Revista latinoamericana de microbiologia},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={303-7}
}
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by the larval stage or cysticercus of the cestode tapeworm Taenia solium. Cysticerci are able to survive in the host tissues for long periods in the presence of an immune response. Tissues of cestodes contain mineral concretions termed calcareous corpuscles. These corpuscles might serve for the focal deposition of exceeding amounts of calcium protecting the larvae against calcification. Studies on the morphology and composition of calcareous… CONTINUE READING