Biological Determinants of Host-Parasite Relationship in Mouse Cysticer-Cosis Caused byTaenia crassiceps: Influence of Sex, Major Histocompatibility Complex and Vaccination

  • C. Larralde
  • E. Sciutto
  • J. Grun
  • M. L. Díaz
  • T. Govezensky
  • R. M. Montoya


The metacestode of Taenia solium is frequent cause of serious neurological illness of humans in Mexico and other countries of Latin America, Asia and Africa. Man is the only carrier of the adult worm and sole responsible of transmission to pigs and other humans via inadequate disposal of faeces. Recent years have see advancement in therapy (1,2) diagnosis (3-5) and pathology of human and porcine disease (6,7). Copious accounts of recent developments in cysticercosis are collected in (8), (9) is an exhaustive review of all literature on taeniasis/cysticercosis, while (10) is the most authorative and comprehensive account of human cysticercosis.


Adult Worm Parasite Load Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Taenia Solium Cerebral Cysticercosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Larralde
    • 1
  • E. Sciutto
    • 1
  • J. Grun
    • 2
  • M. L. Díaz
    • 1
  • T. Govezensky
    • 1
  • R. M. Montoya
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones BiomédicasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico, D. FMexico
  2. 2.Dept. BiochemistryTh. Jefferson U.PhiladelphiaUSA

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