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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Taenia solium Tapeworm Infection, Oregon, 2006–2009

Seth O’NealComments to Author , John Noh, Patricia Wilkins, William Keene, William Lambert, James Anderson, Jenifer Compton Luman, and John Townes
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA (S. O’Neal, W. Lambert, J. Anderson, J. Compton Luman, J. Townes); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J. Noh, P. Wilkins); Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland (W. Keene)

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of cysticercosis case-patients, Oregon, 2006–2009

Characteristic No. confirmed/presumptive (%), n = 72 No. suspected (%), n = 15 p value*
Demographic†
M 46 (64) 5 (33) 0.04
Foreign-born
47 (65)
4 (27)
1.0
Signs and symptoms
Seizures 29 (40) 4 (27) 0.07
Headache 27 (38) 3 (20)
Focal neurologic deficit 5 (7) 1 (7)
Altered mental status 3 (4) 3 (20)
Traumatic injury 2 (3) 2 (13)
Other
6 (8)
2 (13)

Lesions
1 22 (31) 2 (13) 0.10
2–4 21 (29) 9 (60)
>5
29 (40)
4 (27)

Lesion location
Parenchymal 61 (85) 15 (100) 0.49
Extraparenchymal 3 (4) 0
Mixed
8 (11)
0

Lesion stage
Cystic only 22 (31) 1 (7) 0.01
Calcified only 32 (44) 13 (87)
Mixed 18 (25) 1 (7)

*By Fisher exact test.
†Median age, y (interquartile range): confirmed/presumptive, 36 (28–43); suspected, 47 (35–66); p<0.01, Mann-Whitney test.

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