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English translation: tapeworms (cysticercosis)

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11:02 Aug 25, 2014
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
Spanish term or phrase: cercos
From the transcription of a conversation with a person who has polycythemia vera. Before diagnosis, it was believed that the patient suffered from "cercos".

"Exacto, porque él pensó que a lo mejor eran ***cercos*** o los dolores de cabeza o era el estrés o era otro tipo de padecimiento"

Mexican Spanish
Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
Local time: 08:14
English translation:tapeworms (cysticercosis)
Explanation:
Whenever I type 'cercos', I get cisticercosis.

Cysticercosis is a tissue infection by the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). People may have little or no symptoms for years, develop approximately one to two centimeter painless solid bumps in the skin and muscles, or have neurological symptoms if the brain is affected. After months or years these bumps can become painful and swollen then resolve. When cysts form in the brain it is known as neurocysticercosis. In the developing world this is one of the most common cause of seizures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysticercosis

The word 'cercomer' also appeared in my findings

cercomer
most posterior part of the body in metacestodes, separated from the anterior body part by constriction formed by circular muscle delimiting small cavity containing the orifice(s) of the osmoregulatory system. The cercomer can be tail-like or form additional protective envelopes surrounding the remaining part of the body of the metacestode

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/scientific-resources/...


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I've worded my answer very badly! I don't get cisticercosis; Google displays websites associated to cysticercosis!

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Pork tapeworm (Taenia solium)
Although rare in the North America, this type of adult tapeworm infection is common in South America (including Mexico), Eastern Europe, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

In addition to eating undercooked pork, a person can also get infected by eating or drinking contaminated food and water, as well as by hand-to-mouth contact after touching something that contains the tapeworm cysts.

Pork tapeworm can grow up to 21 feet inside the intestine.

In a disease called ***cysticerci***, pork tapeworm larvae or cysts penetrate the intestine and travel through the bloodstream and infect various organs, such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and even eyes. In this disease, symptoms can occur months or even years after the initial infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

http://www.healthinplainenglish.com/health/infectious_diseas...

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I think 'cysticercosis' might be better than 'tapeworms', because it's the infection that causes headaches, etc.

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I'm trying to find references for 'cercos = cisticercos' (see discussion above):

La teniasis se transmite al ser humano a través de la ingestión accidental de quistes larvarios de tenia (cisticercos) presentes en la carne de cerdo o de vacuno poco cocinada.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs376/es/

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Which in English would be 'tapeworm larvae'.

Tapeworm Infestation is the infection of the digestive tract by adult parasitic flatworms called cestodes or tapeworms. Live tapeworm larvae (coenuri) are sometimes ingested by consuming undercooked food. Once inside the digestive tract, a larva can grow into a very large adult tapeworm. Additionally, many tapeworm larvae cause symptoms in an intermediate host. For example, cysticercosis is a disease of humans involving larval tapeworms in the human body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapeworm_infection
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Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 08:14
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3 +3tapeworms (cysticercosis)
Helena Chavarria


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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
tapeworms (cysticercosis)


Explanation:
Whenever I type 'cercos', I get cisticercosis.

Cysticercosis is a tissue infection by the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). People may have little or no symptoms for years, develop approximately one to two centimeter painless solid bumps in the skin and muscles, or have neurological symptoms if the brain is affected. After months or years these bumps can become painful and swollen then resolve. When cysts form in the brain it is known as neurocysticercosis. In the developing world this is one of the most common cause of seizures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysticercosis

The word 'cercomer' also appeared in my findings

cercomer
most posterior part of the body in metacestodes, separated from the anterior body part by constriction formed by circular muscle delimiting small cavity containing the orifice(s) of the osmoregulatory system. The cercomer can be tail-like or form additional protective envelopes surrounding the remaining part of the body of the metacestode

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/scientific-resources/...


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Note added at 5 hrs (2014-08-25 16:10:03 GMT)
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I've worded my answer very badly! I don't get cisticercosis; Google displays websites associated to cysticercosis!

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Note added at 5 hrs (2014-08-25 16:15:36 GMT)
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Pork tapeworm (Taenia solium)
Although rare in the North America, this type of adult tapeworm infection is common in South America (including Mexico), Eastern Europe, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

In addition to eating undercooked pork, a person can also get infected by eating or drinking contaminated food and water, as well as by hand-to-mouth contact after touching something that contains the tapeworm cysts.

Pork tapeworm can grow up to 21 feet inside the intestine.

In a disease called ***cysticerci***, pork tapeworm larvae or cysts penetrate the intestine and travel through the bloodstream and infect various organs, such as the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and even eyes. In this disease, symptoms can occur months or even years after the initial infection and can be difficult to diagnose.

http://www.healthinplainenglish.com/health/infectious_diseas...

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Note added at 5 hrs (2014-08-25 16:24:37 GMT)
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I think 'cysticercosis' might be better than 'tapeworms', because it's the infection that causes headaches, etc.

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Note added at 6 hrs (2014-08-25 17:55:10 GMT)
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I'm trying to find references for 'cercos = cisticercos' (see discussion above):

La teniasis se transmite al ser humano a través de la ingestión accidental de quistes larvarios de tenia (cisticercos) presentes en la carne de cerdo o de vacuno poco cocinada.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs376/es/

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Note added at 6 hrs (2014-08-25 17:58:54 GMT)
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Which in English would be 'tapeworm larvae'.

Tapeworm Infestation is the infection of the digestive tract by adult parasitic flatworms called cestodes or tapeworms. Live tapeworm larvae (coenuri) are sometimes ingested by consuming undercooked food. Once inside the digestive tract, a larva can grow into a very large adult tapeworm. Additionally, many tapeworm larvae cause symptoms in an intermediate host. For example, cysticercosis is a disease of humans involving larval tapeworms in the human body.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapeworm_infection

Helena Chavarria
Spain
Local time: 08:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 252
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  neilmac: Shouldn't really "agree" cos I don't actually know, but this looks more likely than my ringworm... :-)
5 mins
  -> Neil, I know exactly how you feel! Thank you very much!

agree  Phoenix III: Makes sense.
11 mins
  -> Thank you, Phoenix III

agree  Chris Neill
36 mins
  -> Thank you, Chris :)

neutral  Charles Davis: I don't want to seem grudging, and I'm not saying it couldn't be this, but I can't see any actual evidence that it is.
51 mins
  -> Charles, thanks for your opinion. I'm sure the asker knows what she has to do in this case. I 'think' my answer could well be right but I've only given it a confidence level of 3. Hopefully someone else will be able to confirm my answer/give a better one.

neutral  liz askew: how can this make sense in the context of headaches/stress? Were I feeling unkind (!) I would strongly disagree:)
20 hrs
  -> Liz, thank you for your opinion. Yesterday I spent at least an hour on this question and 'cisticercos' was the only thing I found. If you Google 'síntomas cisticercos' you will see that headaches are one of the symptoms.
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