Cysticercosis diagnosis may require several testing methods. Your health care provider will ask you about travel and eating habits. Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis is usually made by MRI or CT brain scans. Blood tests are useful to help diagnose an infection, but may not always be positive in light infections. If you think you have cysticercosis, see your health care provider.
If you have been diagnosed with cysticercosis, you and your family members should be tested for intestinal tapeworm infection. Because tapeworm infection can be difficult to diagnose, your health care provider may ask you to submit several stool specimens over several days.
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