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Public Health Implications of Cysticercosis Acquired in the United States

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Public Health Implications of Cysticercosis Acquired in the United States

Medscape CME Questions

1. Which of the following statements about the presentation and prevalence of cysticercosis acquired within the United States is correct?

A. Cysticercosis primarily presents as pulmonary disease

B. In this report, cysticercosis was detected in all 50 US states

C. Cysticercosis was primarily reported in immigrants from Asia

D. Cysticercosis is a severe, potentially fatal disease posing a considerable economic burden

2. Your patient is a 27-year-old woman whose parents are immigrants from Latin America. She presents with seizures and is thought to have neurocysticercosis.

Which of the following statements about transmission of this illness is most likely correct?

A. Droplet inhalation is the presumed route of infection

B. The responsible pathogen is a hookworm

C. A presumptive source of infection may be identified among household members or close personal contacts in about 20% of cases

D. There is no good serologic test to confirm the diagnosis

3. The patient has positive serology for i and is diagnosed with neurocysticercosis, as is her brother. Which of the following public health strategies would most likely be recommended?

A. Examination of urine samples from close contacts

B. Only persons with recent travel to endemic areas should be examined

C. A source of infection should be looked for

D. Carriers do not need to be treated

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