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The condition of being infested with cysticerci.


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


(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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Cysticercosis is usually asymptomatic unless larvae invade the CNS, resulting in neurocysticercosis, which can cause seizures and various other neurologic signs," the Merck Manual read.
Most common cause of secondary seizures was neurocysticercosis (14%) followed by head injury (5.
Evaluating Healthcare Claims for Neurocysticercosis by Using All-Payer All-Claims Data, Oregon, USA, 2010-2013
Meningoencephalitis, cerebral malaria and neurocysticercosis are common etiologies of seizures and they also cause increased mortality and morbidity including epilepsy20.
A 60-year-old male patient with 1 month history of seizures was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis and was prescribed tablet phenytoin 100 mg twice daily to control seizures and tablet albendazole 400 mg stat for neurocysticercosis.
Recombinant Protein- and Synthetic Peptide-Based Immunoblot Test for Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis.
Hence clinical cases like Tuberculoma, the radiological findings of which can usually be distinguished from other common illness like Neurocysticercosis or Toxoplasmosis, sometimes pose challenge in terms of radiological diagnosis suggesting the need for detailed evaluation to reach the diagnosis and guide treatment.
ALBENZA is indicated for the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis due to active lesions caused by larval forms of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.
11) A telling example of modern susceptibility is Taenia solium (pork tapeworm) infection, resulting in neurocysticercosis and seizures, occurring amongst the Orthodox Jewish population in New York City: patients who do not eat pork nor have traveled to an endemic country are still at risk.
Micro neurosurgery guided by cortical mapping with electrostimulation of motor cortex and neurosonography in extreme racemose neurocysticercosis.
When cysts form in the brain, the condition is called neurocysticercosis and can be especially severe.