preSent SItuatIon of porcIne taenIaSIS and human cyStIcercoSIS In nepal

Abstract

Human and porcine taeniasis/cysticercosis is reportedly one of the major zoonotic diseases in Nepal. Out of 250 pig carcass examined, 34 (13.6%) carcass were positive for taenia cyst. Out of 724 patients who presented with seizure at Kathmandu Model Hospital, 61% of all seizures and 72% of focal seizures were due to NCC. Forty-six cases of NCC were studied at Shree Birendra Hospital, 20 (43.5%) were from Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Data collected from 543 patients at Patan Hospital, Lalitpur were analyzed; out of which, 40 (7%) were diagnosed to have neurocysticercosis, based on clinical profile and neuroimaging. Fifty-four cases of seizure disorders were treated at Om Hospital and Research Center in Kathmandu; out of which, 24 (43.7%) patients were diagnosed as neurocysticercosis. Risk factors include the pig production system, the food culture, inadequate regulatory mechanisms, and low priority in the control program, and are the factors associated with the high prevalence of infection. Rapid expansion of small-scale pig producers and processors has led to a significant increase in cysticercosis

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@inproceedings{Joshi2007preSentSO, title={preSent SItuatIon of porcIne taenIaSIS and human cyStIcercoSIS In nepal}, author={Durga Datt Joshi and Padam Raj Bista and Akira Ito and Hiroshi Yamasaki}, year={2007} }