I recently had a catscan done due to having headaches and the results came back that i have a parasite inside my head. it shows that their is some scaring on the brain. but the parasite the catscan shows that it is asleep. i been so freaked out knowing i have a bug inside my head. i been very depressed and barely can sleep at night. the doctors term for it is ( neurocysticercosis ). my doctor said since i never been to mexico, that she never heard about the parasite in the brain just in the stomach. so she has to consult a head specialist. i had my son 4 years ago, wondering could he have gotten it too?
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 11:16 AM on Apr. 13, 2010
No. Cysticercosis is not spread from person to person. However, a person infected with the intestinal tapeworm stage of the infection (T. solium) will shed tapeworm eggs in their bowel movements. Tapeworm eggs that are accidentally swallowed by another person can cause infection.
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