Diagnosing neurocysticercosis

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) can grow to be more than 20 feet long inside the human intestine, where it attaches to the intestinal wall using the 4 suckers on its scolex, which is only 1 millimeter in diameter. The scolex looks somewhat like a head, but the organism has no mouth or digestive tract and simply absorbs nutrients through its body covering.

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