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Rev Argent Microbiol. 2015 Jul-Sep;47(3):201-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ram.2015.07.001. Epub 2015 Aug 28.

[Giant racemose subarachnoid and intraventricular neurocysticercosis: A case report].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Servicio de Neurología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete, Castilla La Mancha, España. Electronic address: aa.sanchezlarsen@gmail.com.
2
Servicio de Neurología, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete, Castilla La Mancha, España.
3
Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete, Castilla La Mancha, España.

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is the most frequent parasitic disease of the central nervous system. It is caused by the larvae of Taenia solium, which can affect different anatomical sites. In Spain there is an increasing prevalence mainly due to immigration from endemic areas. The extraparenchymal forms are less common, but more serious because they usually develop complications. Neuroimaging plays a major role in the diagnosis and follow-up of this disease, supported by serology and a compatible clinical and epidemiological context. First-line treatments are cysticidal drugs such as albendazole and praziquantel, usually coadministered with corticosteroids, and in some cases surgery is indicated. We here report a case of neurocysticercosis with simultaneous intraventricular and giant racemose subarachnoid involvement.

KEYWORDS:

Central nervous system parasitic infections; Complicaciones; Complications; Diagnosis; Diagnóstico; Infecciones parasitarias del sistema nervioso central; Neurocisticercosis; Neurocysticercosis; Taenia solium

PMID:
26321177
DOI:
10.1016/j.ram.2015.07.001
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