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Assessing the burden of human cysticercosis in Vietnam

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Objectives: To describe the occurrence of cysticercosis in patients living in rural areas of Northern Vietnam presenting clinical signs of neurocysticercosis. Methods: Serological antigen detection, reflecting current infection with viable larval stages of Taenia solium, was used to estimate the prevalence of active cysticercosis in this patient population. Results: The seroprevalence in epileptic patient population was <10%. However, antigen detection cannot detect dead cysticerci, which may also cause clinical signs. Therefore, the seroprevalence figures shown here may underestimate the role of neurocysticercosis as a causal agent of epilepsy and headaches in this population. Conclusions: Human and porcine cysticercosis remain public and veterinary public health problems in Northern Vietnam and probably in other parts of the country.
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TAENIA-SOLIUM CYSTICERCOSIS, SOUTHEAST-ASIA, NORTH VIETNAM, NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS, EPILEPSY, PREVALENCE, ANTIGEN, EXPOSURE, ELISA, Taenia solium, Vietnam, neurocysticercosis, clinical signs, burden

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Trung, Dung Do, Nicolas Praet, Dang Thi Cam Thach, Vu Thi Lam Binh, Hung Nguyen Manh, Sarah Gabriël, and Pierre Dorny. 2013. “Assessing the Burden of Human Cysticercosis in Vietnam.” Tropical Medicine & International Health 18 (3): 352–356.
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Trung, D. D., Praet, N., Thach, D. T. C., Binh, V. T. L., Manh, H. N., Gabriël, S., & Dorny, P. (2013). Assessing the burden of human cysticercosis in Vietnam. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, 18(3), 352–356.
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Trung DD, Praet N, Thach DTC, Binh VTL, Manh HN, Gabriël S, et al. Assessing the burden of human cysticercosis in Vietnam. TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH. 2013;18(3):352–6.
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Trung, Dung Do, Nicolas Praet, Dang Thi Cam Thach, et al. “Assessing the Burden of Human Cysticercosis in Vietnam.” TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 18.3 (2013): 352–356. Print.
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  abstract     = {Objectives: To describe the occurrence of cysticercosis in patients living in rural areas of Northern Vietnam presenting clinical signs of neurocysticercosis.
Methods: Serological antigen detection, reflecting current infection with viable larval stages of Taenia solium, was used to estimate the prevalence of active cysticercosis in this patient population.
Results: The seroprevalence in epileptic patient population was {\textlangle}10\%. However, antigen detection cannot detect dead cysticerci, which may also cause clinical signs. Therefore, the seroprevalence figures shown here may underestimate the role of neurocysticercosis as a causal agent of epilepsy and headaches in this population.
Conclusions: Human and porcine cysticercosis remain public and veterinary public health problems in Northern Vietnam and probably in other parts of the country.},
  author       = {Trung, Dung Do and Praet, Nicolas and Thach, Dang Thi Cam and Binh, Vu Thi Lam and Manh, Hung Nguyen and Gabri{\"e}l, Sarah and Dorny, Pierre},
  issn         = {1360-2276},
  journal      = {TROPICAL MEDICINE \& INTERNATIONAL HEALTH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {352--356},
  title        = {Assessing the burden of human cysticercosis in Vietnam},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12043},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2013},
}

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