ID#: 19144
Under a magnification of 400X, this photomicrograph of a brain tissue specimen revealed the presence of cysticerci in a case of cysticercosis, an infection due to the ingestion of pork tapeworm, Taenia solium eggs. Infestation of the brain tissue by larval tapeworms is known as neurocysticercosis.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. George R. Healy
Creation Date: 1971
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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