Assessing the burden of human cysticercosis in Vietnam

D.D. Trung, N. Praet, T.D. Cam, B.V. Lam, H.N. Manh, S. Gabriël, P. Dorny

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OBJECTIVES: To describe the occurrence of cysticercosis in patients living in rural areas of Northern Vietnam presenting clinical signs of neurocysticercosis. METHODS: Serological antigen detection, reflecting current infection with viable larval stages of Taenia solium, was used to estimate the prevalence of active cysticercosis in this patient population. RESULTS: The seroprevalence in epileptic patient population was
Original languageEnglish
JournalTropical Medicine and International Health
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Helminthic diseases
  • Zoonoses
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Taenia solium
  • Pigs
  • Disease burden
  • Prevalence
  • Assessment
  • Antigen detection
  • Detection
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Headache
  • Vietnam
  • Asia-Southeast


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