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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1966 Aug;4(1):39-45. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1966.4.1.39
Copyright © 1966 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Cysticercosis and taeniasis in Chollapukdo Province
Keun-Tae Lee,Chong-Hwan Kim,Chong-Tae Park and Man-Yong Lee
Department of Parasitology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
Kaejong Mental Hospital, The Institute of Rural Health, Okku-Gun, Chollapukdo.

From 1960 through 1965, 39 cases with epileptic seizure caused by the Cystricercus cellulosae were experienced at Kaejong Mental Hospital, Okku-Gun, Chollapukdo province.

The present study was carried on at the area of Chollapukdo province where Cysticercus cellulosae cases were frequently reported.

1. Thrity-nine Cystricercus cellulosae cases(35 male and 4 female) with epileptic seizure visited Kaejong Mental Hospital. Okku-Gun, Chollapukdo during the years of 1960-1965 from various Gun(county): Okku-Gun 13, Kimje-Gun 7, and Soonchang-Gun 6.

The high incidence was found at the age group of 20-49 years and the distribution of 214 subcutaneous nodules were as follows: Trunk 56.6%, upper extremities 26.6%, head and neck 9.3%, lower extremities 7.5%.

2. According to the address of above 39 cases, taenia infestation of the inhabitants in the area was examined by questionaire form.

a. Plain rural area (Maryong-Ri, Okku-Gun); Among 803 persons interviewed, 4.0% or 32 complained the output of Taenia segments. The male group showed higher incidence (6.4%) than the female(1.5%). The highest incidence was observed at the age group of 30-39 years. Most of the inhabitants of the area had the eating habit of raw beef and pork.

b. Mountainous rural area(Bok-Heung-Myun, Soonchang-Gun); Among 542 persons interviewed, 33 or 6.1% complained Taenia infection. The higher incidence was observed in the male group(8.7%) than in the female group(3.1%) , and also at the age group of 20-49 years. They had eating habit of raw beef and pork.

3. The species of adult worm were identified by morphological examination. Totally 36 adult worms(Taenia saginata 21, T. solium 15) were obtained from 26 cases, and it was experienced that 5 T. solium were eliminated from one person.


Fig. 1
Map of Chonbuk area

Plate 1
Subcutaneous cysts (Cysticercus cellul sae) removed from the patients with epleptic seizure

Plate 2
Five worms of Taenia solium collected from one person (Male, 33 years old)

Plate 3
Five scolices of Taenia solium

Plate 4
Scolex of Taenia solium


Table 1
Cysticercosis cases with epileptice seizure Kaejong Mental Hospital, Chollapukdo, Korea (1960~1965)

Table 2
The onset of epileptic seizure due to Cysticercosis by sex and age. (Kaejong Mental Hospital, 1960~1965)

Table 3
The Distribution of Subcutaneous Cysticercoid Nodule

Table 4
Incidence of Tapeworm infection by Sex (Seosoo-Myun, Okku-Gun, Chollapukdo, 1965)

Table 5
Incidence of Tapeworm infection by age (Seosoo-Myun, Okku-Gun, Chollapukdo, 1965)

Table 6
Incidence of Tapeworm infection by Sex (Bokheung-Myun, Soonchang-Gun, Chollapukdo)

Table 7
Incidence of Tapeworm infection by age (Bokheung-Myun, Soonchang-Gun, Chollapukdo, 1966)

Table 8
Species of Tapeworm Collected from Rural People and the Worm Burden

Table 9
Species and Worm Burden of Tapeworm in Each Person

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