Human cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by Cysticercus cellulosae, the larval form of the cestode, Taenia solium (T.solium). Cysticercosis in humans is acquired through the ingestion of faecally contaminated food containing ova of T.solium, such as uncooked meat. The condition is endemic in some parts of the world including Mexico, Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America and India. Human cysticercosis can develop in any organ but predominantly affects the central nervous system, subcutaneous tissues and eye.
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