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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Infections in Medicine|
|State||Published - May 1 2005|
- Infection, CNS
- Taenia solium
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)