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Current State of the Art in Cysticercosis and Neurocysticercosis

Edited by Jorge Morales-Montor

National Autonomous University of Mexico


Abraham Landa

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Luis Ignacio Terrazas

National Autonomous University of Mexico

This book provides updated information to scientists and clinicians on taeniosis/cysticercosis, a parasitic infection caused by eating undercooked beef or pork that is a serious health and veterinary problem in many developing countries. It discusses incidence, risk factors, diagnosis, immunology, symptoms, rare manifestations, and advances in treatment including vaccination and novel drug therapies.

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Current State of the Art in Cysticercosis and NeurocysticercosisEdited by Jorge Morales-Montor

Published: November 10th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91540

ISBN: 978-1-83969-395-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-394-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-396-0

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

757 Total Chapter Downloads

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Open access peer-reviewed

1. Cardiac Cysticercosis: Current Trends in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

By Ane Karoline Medina Néri, Danielli Oliveira da Costa Lino, Sara da Silva Veras, Ricardo Pereira Silva and Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Júnior


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2. Development of an Oral Vaccine for the Control of Cysticercosis

By Marisela Hernández, Anabel Ortiz Caltempa, Jacquelynne Cervantes, Nelly Villalobos, Cynthia Guzmán, Gladis Fragoso, Edda Sciutto and María Luisa Villareal


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3. Regulation of the Immune Response in Cysticercosis: Lessons from an Old Acquainted Infection

By Jonadab E. Olguín and Luis Ignacio Terrazas


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4. The Long Road to the Immunodiagnosis of Neurocysticercosis: Controversies and Confusions

By Marcela Esquivel-Velázquez, Carlos Larralde, Pedro Ostoa-Saloma, Víctor Hugo Del Río Araiza and Jorge Morales-Montor


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5. Taenia solium microRNAs: Potential Biomarkers and Drug Targets in Neurocysticercosis

By Matías Gastón Pérez


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6. Development of New Drugs to Treat Taenia solium Cysticercosis: Targeting 26 kDa Glutathione Transferase

By Rafael A. Zubillaga, Lucía Jiménez, Ponciano García-Gutiérrez and Abraham Landa


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7. To Be or Not to Be a Tapeworm Parasite: That Is the Post-Genomic Question in Taenia solium Cysticercosis

By Diana G. Ríos-Valencia, José Navarrete-Perea, Arturo Calderón-Gallegos, Jeannette Flores-Bautista and Juan Pedro Laclette


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8. Hormones and Parasites, Their Role in Taenia solium and Taenia crassiceps Physiology and Development

By Marta C. Romano, Ricardo A. Valdez, Martin Patricio, Alejandra Aceves-Ramos, Alex I. Sánchez, Arlet Veloz, Pedro Jiménez and Raúl J. Bobes


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