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Pathog Glob Health. 2012 May;106(2):122-3. doi: 10.1179/2047773212Y.0000000009.

Neurocysticercosis in a 2-year-old boy infected at home.

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Hospital-Clinica Kennedy, Guayaquil, Ecuador. oscardelbrutto@hotmail.com

Abstract

A 2-year-old boy presented with seizures and two parenchymal brain ring-enhancing lesions. Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis was confirmed by positive serology and response to albendazole therapy. The patients's mother was a Taenia solium carrier, who had most likely infected the child through the fecal-oral route. Household contacts should always be investigated in children with neurocysticercosis. Proper identification and treatment of Taenia solium carriers will reduce the risk of further spread of the disease.

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22943549
PMCID:
PMC4001499
DOI:
10.1179/2047773212Y.0000000009
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