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Zhonghua Shen Jing Jing Shen Ke Za Zhi. 1992 Aug;25(4):243-5, 255.

[A follow-up study of 420 cases of cerebral cysticercosis].

[Article in Chinese]

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2nd Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical College, Hebei.


420 patients with cerebral cysticercosis, including 97 with intracranial hypertension, were treated by praziquantel 30-50 mg/kg a day, 7-10 days a course. Of the 420 patients, 252, 144 and 24 were treated for one, two and three courses respectively. 1-6 years' follow-up study showed 366 were completely recovered (87.14%) and 399 had effect (95.00%); 12 had inefficacy and 9 died (5.00%). It is believed that the serious acute allergic reactions might be eliminated by "desensitization" of a small dose of praziquantel; intracranial hypertension can be lowered by intrathecal injection of dexamethasone; and ventricular and intra-ocular cysticercosis can also be treated by praziquantel.

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