Racemose neurocysticercosis

Gio Baracco, Eugene Cooper

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Abstract

Cysticercosis, a parasitic infection caused by the larvae of Taenia solium, becoming more prevalent in industrialized countries, because of the increased number of immigrants from areas in which infection with Taenia is endemic. We report a case of racemose neurocysticercosis, an infrequent and aggressive form of this infection, diagnosed with MRI and later confirmed by positive results on an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The patient responded to a long course of albendazole and ventriculoperitoneal shunting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-240a
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume22
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2005

Keywords

  • Cysticercosis
  • Infection, CNS
  • Taenia solium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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