Chapter 83. Cestodes

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Oscar H. Del Brutto MD Staff Member

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch83

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Del Brutto, O. H. (2009) Cestodes, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch83

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurological Sciences, Hospital-Clìnica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • neurocysticercosis (NCC), humans becoming intermediate hosts of Taenia solium;
  • humans acquiring cysticercosis, ingesting food with T. solium eggs or via fecal–oral route;
  • ventricular cysticerci, local inflammatory reaction if attached to choroid plexus;
  • inflammatory reactions, around cysticerci inducing pathological changes in CNS;
  • cysticidal drugs, not be used for calcifications;
  • antiepileptic drugs advised for seizures;
  • Echinococcosis, caused by infection with larval Echinococcus spp.;
  • Echinococcus granulosus, in Australia, Mediterranean countries, North and South America;
  • cystic hydatid disease of brain - requiring surgery


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Neurocysticercosis

  • Echinococcosis

  • Further reading