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Cerebral cysticercosis in a cat : clinical communication

E.V. Schwan, M.P. De Scally, C.L. Van Rensburg, D.T. Durand
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 73, No 4 | a591 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v73i4.591 | © 2002 E.V. Schwan, M.P. De Scally, C.L. Van Rensburg, D.T. Durand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 July 2002 | Published: 06 July 2002

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E.V. Schwan,
M.P. De Scally,
C.L. Van Rensburg,
D.T. Durand,

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Abstract

The metacestode of Taenia solium, Cysticercus cellulosae, was recovered from the brain of a cat showing central nervous clinical signs ante mortem. This is the first record of cerebral cysticercosis in a cat in South Africa.

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Cat; Cerebral Cysticercosis; Cysticercus Cellulosae; Neurocysticercosis; Praziquantel; South Africa; Taenia Solium

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