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J Trop Pediatr. 2005 Aug;51(4):254-5. Epub 2005 Jul 13.

A rare presentation of neurocysticercosis in a young child.

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Department of Child Health Unit III, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system which manifests commonly as acute onset focal seizures. We report a rare clinical presentation of neurocysticercosis in a 1-year-old infant who presented with involuntary movements. Involuntary movements are not a common manifestation. Young children are rarely affected by this disease. In endemic areas, when a child presents with seizures or unusual neurological features and the CT scan shows contrast enhancing lesions or cystic lesions neurocysticercosis should be considered however young the child may be.

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16014765
DOI:
10.1093/tropej/fmi004
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