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[Taenia multiceps] [Taenia serialis]

Treatment Information

Surgical excision is the usual treatment for intracranial coenurosis. There have also been reports of successful removal of coenuri from patients' eyes, resulting in a recovery of sight. Coenuri are susceptible to praziquantel and there are reports of patients treated with a combination of surgical intervention and antiparasitics. Praziquantel, however, can produce toxic endophthalmitis and loss of vision in intraocular coenurosis.

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  • Page last reviewed November 29, 2013
  • Page last updated November 29, 2013
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