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Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2020 Jan-Feb;31(1):254-258. doi: 10.4103/1319-2442.279948.

Neurocysticercosis.

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1
Department of Pharmacology, Shadan Women's College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Deccan School of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is one of the common parasitic central nervous system (CNS) infections. Improperly cooked pork and eggs of the tapeworm Taenia solium, entering the body through the feco-oral route, are the common sources of its infection. Affected person may remain asymptomatic for long periods and can present with a variety of neurological manifestations, including focal neurological deficits and generalized seizures. Neuroimaging along with serological test can aid in its diagnosis. Treatment of NCC varies from case to case and must always be individualized based on the patients' condition. Common therapeutic strategies include surgery and treatment with drugs, such as antiparasitic agents (albendazole) and corticosteroids (hydrocortisone), apart from other agents which are based on the patient presentation. Proper prevention strategy has to be followed to control the spread of infection within and among the individuals. We herewith present a case of NCC in a tertiary care hospital of Hyderabad, India.

PMID:
32129220
DOI:
10.4103/1319-2442.279948
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