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Neurocysticercosis: A case report
Smit Shah1, Rachana Tyagi2
1Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Student, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, New Jersey
2Navicent Health, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Macon, Georgia, 777 Hemlock St, Macon, Georgia

Article ID: 100001Z16SS2018
doi: 10.5348/100001Z16SS2018CR

Corresponding Author:
Smit Shah,
112 Montgomery Street, Apt 3G,
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904

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Shah S, Tyagi R. Neurocysticercosis: A case report. J Case Rep Images Infect Dis 2018;1:100001Z16SS2018.


ABSTRACT

Introduction: Parasitic diseases are a growing global public health concern with severe neurological consequences. It is a leading cause of epilepsy in developing countries including India, Africa, Latin America and China.

Case Report: In this paper we discuss a case of a 34-year-old female patient with a past medical history of unsuccessfully repaired ano-urethral fistula who was diagnosed with Neurocysticercosis (NCC) after initially presenting with seizures. In addition, we also discuss how this patient was non-surgically managed after radiological and serological confirmation of NCC. Besides case details, we also elaborate on the parasitology of the tapeworm Taenia Solium along with potential sources of infection in this case. Finally, we also discuss, different ways of classifying NCC based on literature review.

Conclusion:Thus, this case report highlights a classic presentation of NCC due to inappropriate personal hygiene along with image findings and clinical management.

Keywords: Albendazole, Fecal-Oral transmission, Neurocysticercosis, Seizures


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Author Contributions
Smit Shah – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Rachana Tyagi – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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