%A Int J Cur Sci Res. Ramkumar Kurpad R, Shuba S , Prakash H Muddegowda , Jyothi B Lingegowda %J Int J Cur Sci Res. %T The common and uncommon cestodal infestation encountered in routine histopathological practice from a semi-urban population in south India and their public health importance. %X Parasites are encountered uncommonly in routine histopathologic practice. Among them, cestodes form a major bulk. Cysticercosis heads the list forming the bulk of cases followed by Hydatidosis and Sparganosis. Microscopic identification of inflammation with surrounding reactions along with other morphological features forms the mainstay of diagnosis of parasitic diseases on histopathology. Identification of the parasites on histopathological examination would reduce the cost-diagnosis ratio avoiding expensive serological investigation. %N 2 %K Parasitic infestation, Histopathology, Cestodes. %P 43-46 %V 1 %D 2011 %I CurrentSciDirect Publications %L cogprints7308