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The condition of being infested with cysticerci.

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a parasitic infection of tissue by the larval form of the pork tapeworm, Taenia Solium, contracted through the ingestion of food or water contaminated by faeces, or by eating infected pork
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(ˌsɪs tə sərˈkoʊ sɪs)

infestation with larvae of the pork or beef tapeworm that have migrated from the intestines to other body parts.
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n cisticercosis f
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KEY WORDS: Neurocysticercosis, Indirect hemagglutination test, Cerebellum, Diagnosis.
A repeat spinal tap was ordered to check for encephalitis panel and neurocysticercosis. Again, the results were negative.
Intraventricular Neurocysticercosis (IVNCC), the presence of tapeworm cysts inside the cerebral ventricular system, occurs in approximately 15-20 % of patients with Neurocysticercosis (NCC).
Further, antiinflammatory response to antigenic material that is released from a cyst of intraventricular or subarachnoid neurocysticercosis is another cause of this condition (5-8).
Neurocysticercosis (NCC), caused by the larvae of Taenia solium is the most common helminthic parasitic infection of the central nervous system.
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common parasitic infection of the central nervous system caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium.
Medical and surgical treatment in neurocysticercosis: a magnetic resonance study of 161 cases.
Two forms of cysticercosis manifestation are known, the neurocysticercosis and extra neural cysticercosis.
MRI of the brain should be obtained in all patients to rule out associated neurocysticercosis. Surgical excision of accessible solitary lesions is still the gold standard of treatment.