A CASE OF DISSEMINATED NEURO CYSTICEROSIS

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Dr. Sanjay Prakash (Hod)
Dr. Srishty Krishna (Jr2)

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Abstract

NEURO CYSTICEROSIS is the most common helminthic infection affecting CNS.


 It is endemic in most of the developing world, where conditions favoring the transmission of this disease, including swine breeding under poor sanitary condition, poverty and illiteracy are met.


In these areas NEURO CYSTICEROSIS is one of the most common causes of acquired epilepsy and a major public health problem.


The disease occurs when humans become intermediate/ accidental hosts of the tapeworm T solium, after ingesting its eggs by contagion from an asymptomatic taenia carrier.


Within the nervous system, parasites may locate in brain parenchyma, sub arachnoid space, ventricular sys.


or spinal cord, causing several pathological changes that are responsible for clinical pleomorphism of disease.


Seizures are the most common clinical manifestation but many pts develop focal deficits ICH or cognitive decline.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212415/
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