Tropical Parasitology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99--108

A review on diagnostic and preventive aspects of cystic echinococcosis and human cysticercosis


Sidhartha Giri1, Subhash Chandra Parija2 
1 Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhash Chandra Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry- 605 006
India

Cystic echinococcosis and human cysticercosis have recently been included in the list of «DQ»neglected tropical diseases«DQ» by the World Health Organization (WHO). Both are zoonoses which are prevalent throughout the world and lead to considerable mortality, morbidity, and economic losses as well. This review deals with the disease burden of these two neglected cestode infections. Diagnostic modalities with their specific advantages and disadvantages have also been discussed. Recent developments in immunodiagnostic assays for the two diseases have been dealt with. Various control strategies including the use of veterinary vaccines have been highlighted.


How to cite this article:
Giri S, Parija SC. A review on diagnostic and preventive aspects of cystic echinococcosis and human cysticercosis.Trop Parasitol 2012;2:99-108


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Giri S, Parija SC. A review on diagnostic and preventive aspects of cystic echinococcosis and human cysticercosis. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];2:99-108
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