Negative indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test neurocysticercosis
in a buddhist's cerebellar hemisphere.
The most common infections are tuberculosis, neurocysticercosis
, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcal meningitis, brain abscess, and HIV.
The case presented here is unique and scientifically relevant, as it emphasizes the importance of use of MRI as diagnostic modality of choice for intraventricular neurocysticercosis
. Due to lack of visualization of intra parenchymal cysts on CT scan the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis
was initially missed.
It is unlikely for a neurocysticercosis
ring to have more than 20 mm size, midline shift, irregular thick outline (>20mm) and an absence of scolex in MRI (4-6).
(12) However, as a general rule a seizure-free period of 2 years should be attained before considering drug therapy withdrawal (exceptions include the child with a focal lesion such as neurocysticercosis
who has been started on short-term prophylaxis, as discussed above).
. Neurosurg Focus 2002; 15:12:8.
Increased expression of ICAM-1 among symptomatic neurocysticercosis
: followup and staging by MRI.
Frequently antiepileptic medications are employed to control seizures especially in neurocysticercosis
(5-7) In a review of published clinical studies from 1980 to 2004, Wallin and Kurtzke8 found the prevalence rates for neurocysticercosis
in the United States to be highest for Hispanics (1.5 per 100 000).
The regimen of treatment has been described for several important conditions like CNS disorders (epilepsies, neurocysticercosis
), cardiovascular diseases (congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertension), sexually transmitted diseases (STD), bacterial (tuberculosis, leprosy), viral (HIV) or protozoal (amoebiasis) infections, gastro-intestinal disorders (GERD, diarrhoea), cancer, etc.
Hydrocephalus in children as a manifestation of neurocysticercosis
. Case report