Common symptoms of tapeworm infections
A tapeworm in the intestine may cause mild stomach upset and pain. Loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, general weakness, diarrhoea, hunger, bloating sensation are the other symptoms. Sometimes the tapeworm infestation can produce no symptoms.
Cyst in brain and meninges results in seizures, swelling of the brain, difficulty in balance, dementia and other neurological symptoms collectively called as neurocysticercosis. Cyst in the muscle results in lumps under the skin. Cyst in the eye causes blurring of the vision and occasionally detachment of the retina. In rare cases heart lesions result in abnormal rhythms and heart failure. Spinal cord lesions result in loss of motor control, weakness and eventually cause paralysis.
Tapeworm Infections - References
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