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Cysticercosis is a tissue infection caused by the young form of the pork tapeworm.[1][2] People may have few or no symptoms for years.

In some cases, particularly in Asia, solid lumps of between one and two centimetres may develop under the skin.[2] After months or years these lumps can become painful and swollen and then be cured.[3]

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  1. Roberts, Larry S.; Janovy Jr., John (2009). Gerald D. Schmidt & Larry S. Roberts' Foundations of Parasitology (8th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. pp. 348–351. ISBN 978-0-07-302827-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Taeniasis/Cysticercosis Fact sheet N°376". World Health Organization. February 2013. Archived from the original on 15 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  3. García HH, Evans CA, Nash TE, et al. (October 2002). "Current consensus guidelines for treatment of neurocysticercosis". Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 15 (4): 747–56. doi:10.1128/CMR.15.4.747-756.2002. PMC 126865. PMID 12364377.