Taeniasis/cysticercosis in a Tibetan population in Sichuan Province, China.

  title={Taeniasis/cysticercosis in a Tibetan population in Sichuan Province, China.},
  author={Tiaoying Li and Philip Simon Craig and Akira Ito and Xingwang Chen and Dongchuan Qiu and Jiamin. Qiu and Marcello Otake Sato and Toni Wandra and Helen Bradshaw and Li Li and Yun Yang and Qian Wang},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={100 3},
The results of a preliminary survey of taeniasis/cysticercosis in Yajiang County, Ganze Tibetan Prefecture in southwest Sichuan Province, China, indicated a very high prevalence of taeniasis (22.5%), with Taenia saginata as the dominant species. There was also a significant occurrence of late-onset epilepsy (8.5% prevalence and 16.4% seropositive for Taenia solium antibodies) attributable in large part to probable neurocysticercosis caused by T. solium. The poor sanitation and hygiene in this… CONTINUE READING

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