Journal article

Diagnosis of Porcine Cysticercosis at Necropsy: When Is Enough, Enough?

Marshall W Lightowlers

Trends in Parasitology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


Changes in the incidence of porcine cysticercosis is used commonly in the assessment of efforts to control the transmission of Taenia solium, the cause of human neurocysticercosis. Although cysticerci may occasionally occur in tissues other than the striated muscles, particularly the brain, infection in pigs can be diagnosed reliably by assessment of muscle tissue alone.

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding is acknowledged from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grant GTN1105448. Valuable comments while drafting the manuscript were received from Drs Meritxell Donadeu and Charles Gauci.1The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, UVet Clinical Centre, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030, Australia