cerebral cysticercosis

cerebral cysticercosis

Public health A CNS infestation by intermediate-stage larva–metacestode of pork tapeworm, Taenia solium Epidemiology Oral ingestion of T solium eggs shed in feces of human carriers of pork tapeworms, and thus may occur in those who have not ingested or had contact with pork Clinical Aphasia, seizures, late-onset epilepsy, hydrocephalus Diagnosis ID of cysts by CT, MRI, serum antibody by ELISA Management Praziquantel, albendazole
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Lobato RD, Lamas E, Portillo JM, et al: Hydrocephalus in cerebral cysticercosis.
Co-existence of cerebral cysticercosis with Japanese encephalitis: a prognostic modulator.
In cerebral cysticercosis the symptoms are mainly related to the anatomical location of the cysticerci, since the lesions can produce pressure on the different brain centres.
A trial of antiparasitic treatment to reduce the rate of seizures due to cerebral cysticercosis.
Application of Dot-ELISA in immunodiagnosis of cerebral cysticercosis.
Detection of circulating antigen in serum and cerobroespinal fluid for diagnosis of cerebral cysticercosis.
Intraparenchymal cerebral cysticercosis in children: Diagnosis and treatment.
Solium and might lead to muscular, occular and cerebral cysticercosis.
A case of successfully treated cerebral cysticercosis [in Spanish].
Cerebral cysticercosis in San Diego: a report of 23 cases and a review of the literature.
A CT scan of her head showed intracerebral calcifications consistent with cerebral cysticercosis.
G E Peachell reported a case of Status Epilepticus and death due to cerebral cysticercosis (10).