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Table 2 Distribution and stage of the total number of Taenia solium cysticerci detected in the different muscles/organs in 37 infected carcasses

From: Re-visiting the detection of porcine cysticercosis based on full carcass dissections of naturally Taenia solium infected pigs

Muscle/organ Cysticercus stage Total cysticerci/organ (%)
Viable Degenerated Calcified
Masseter 145 2 11 158 (4.7)
Heart 132 2 11 145 (4.3)
Tongue 153 1 18 172 (5.1)
Psoas 177 3 17 197 (5.8)
Diaphragm 187 5 23 215 (6.4)
Brain 102 0 5 107 (3.2)
Foreleg 883 22 98 1003 (29.7)
Hind leg 657 40 94 791 (23.4)
Liver 110 7 34 151 (4.5)
Other 379 45 19 443 (13.2)
Total (%) 2925 (86) 127 (4) 330 (10) 3382 (100)
  1. Note: The carcass with more than 10,000 viable cysticerci is not included in the table