Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Self-infection

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2859

Humans carrying, e.g., an adult  Taenia solium tapeworm may infect themselves by the worm eggs and then may develop  neurocysticercosis ( Autoinfection).

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