Taeniasis/Cysticercosis Quiz Questions And Answers

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Do you know about taeniasis and cysticercosis? Can you differentiate between these two? If so, give this taeniasis/cysticercosis quiz a try and learn a few essential things about these two terminologies. Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection that is caused by tapeworm Taenia solium's larval cysts, whereas taeniasis is caused by tapeworm species Taenia saginata. The quiz asks questions related to tapeworms, Taenia solium, and cestodes. Shall we begin the quiz now? Best of luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many lateral branches do T. solium have?
    • A. 

      8-20

    • B. 

      7-15

    • C. 

      15-30

    • D. 

      5-10

  • 2. 
    Cyclophyllidean tapeworm are hermaphroditic
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Gravid segments are found near the anterior end of the tapeworm.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Taenia solium is armed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The detachment of a gravid segment from the main body of a tapeworm is called
    • A. 

      Apoptosis

    • B. 

      Apolysis

    • C. 

      Diapedesis

    • D. 

      Apostolosis

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a Pseudophyllidean tapeworm?
    • A. 

      D. latum

    • B. 

      D. caninum

    • C. 

      H. nana

    • D. 

      E. granulosus

  • 7. 
    A structure of D. latum that is a counterpart of acetabula of Taenia spp.
    • A. 

      Sucking discs

    • B. 

      Trilobate lips

    • C. 

      Bothria

    • D. 

      NOTA

  • 8. 
    These are membranes of cestode eggs which serves as covering for the embryo and which bears six elongated hooks.
    • A. 

      Acetabula

    • B. 

      Bipolar plugs

    • C. 

      Operculum

    • D. 

      Oncospheres

  • 9. 
    Anterior attachment organ of cestodes
    • A. 

      Acetabula

    • B. 

      Scolex

    • C. 

      Strobila

    • D. 

      Oncosphere

  • 10. 
    Strobilas may be armed or unarmed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Tapeworms have well-defined digestive systems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    An elongated protrusible structure at the middle of the scolex
    • A. 

      Rostellum

    • B. 

      Acetabula

    • C. 

      Strobila

    • D. 

      Proglottid

  • 13. 
    Which helminths are most likely to have operculated eggs?
    • A. 

      Nematodes

    • B. 

      Cestodes

    • C. 

      Trematodes

    • D. 

      AOTA

  • 14. 
    Chain of segments of proglottids
    • A. 

      Rostellum

    • B. 

      Acetabula

    • C. 

      Strobila

    • D. 

      Proglottid

  • 15. 
    A recovery of this cestode organ indicates that the patient is completely treated.
    • A. 

      Acetabula

    • B. 

      Strobila

    • C. 

      Scolex

    • D. 

      Proglottid

  • 16. 
    Man serves as the definitive and intermediate host of T. solium
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Eggs of Taenia spp. are indistinguishable
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Cysticercus cellulosae is the infectove stage of this cestode.
    • A. 

      T. saginata

    • B. 

      T. solium

    • C. 

      T. africana

    • D. 

      T. asiatica

  • 19. 
    The cestode responsible for cysticercosis.
    • A. 

      T. saginata

    • B. 

      T. solium

    • C. 

      T. africana

    • D. 

      T. asiatica

  • 20. 
    Considered as one of the most serious zoonotic disease worldwide.
    • A. 

      Diphyllobothriasis

    • B. 

      Taeniasis solium

    • C. 

      Hymenolepiasis

    • D. 

      Neurocysticercosis

  • 21. 
    Larval migration of organs or tissue especially striated muscles in the brain , subcutaneous tissue, eye and heart producing inflammation
    • A. 

      Echinochiasis

    • B. 

      Cysticercosis

    • C. 

      Diphylobothriasis

    • D. 

      NOTA

  • 22. 
    This is twidely used as a treatment for cestode infections.
    • A. 

      Niclosamide

    • B. 

      Albendazole

    • C. 

      Ivermectin

    • D. 

      Praziquantel

  • 23. 
    T. solium infection may involve the eyes (retinal or subretinal)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    All of the following are criteria for cure of Taenia spp., except:
    • A. 

      Negative stool examination, 3 months after treatment

    • B. 

      Recovery of scolex

    • C. 

      Both A and B

  • 25. 
    All of the following can be used for the diagnosis of cysticercosis, except:
    • A. 

      Proglottids or scolex in feces

    • B. 

      CSF abnormalities

    • C. 

      CAT Scans

    • D. 

      MRI

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