Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
A genus of tapeworm, containing several species, found as adults in birds and mammals. The larvae or cysticercoid stage develop in invertebrates. Human infection has been reported and is probably acquired from eating inadequately cooked meat of animals infected with the second larval stage known as the tetrahythridium.
A well-circumscribed mass composed of tuberculous granulation tissue that may occur in the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum, brain stem, or perimeningeal spaces. Multiple lesions are quite common. Management of intracranial manifestations vary with lesion site. Intracranial tuberculomas may be associated with SEIZURES, focal neurologic deficits, and INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION. Spinal cord tuberculomas may be associated with localized or radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, and incontinence. Tuberculomas may arise as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS, but also occur in immunocompetent individuals.
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Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
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A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
Acute or chronic inflammation of the arachnoid membrane of the meninges most often involving the spinal cord or base of the brain. This term generally refers to a persistent inflammatory process characterized by thickening of the ARACHNOID membrane and dural adhesions. Associated conditions include prior surgery, infections, trauma, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, and chemical irritation. Clinical features vary with the site of inflammation, but include cranial neuropathies, radiculopathies, and myelopathies. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch48, p25)
An irregularly shaped cavity in the RHOMBENCEPHALON, located between the MEDULLA OBLONGATA; the PONS; and the isthmus in front, and the CEREBELLUM behind. It is continuous with the central canal of the cord below and with the CEREBRAL AQUEDUCT above, and through its lateral and median apertures it communicates with the SUBARACHNOID SPACE.
Neurocysticercosis without detectable specific antibody. (1/297)A 19-year-old girl who had lived in India for five years until 1992 was admitted to Hokuto Hospital after general seizures which lasted for fifteen minutes. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a ring-enhanced lesion of 6 mm in diameter in the right parietal lobe. She underwent surgical resection after diagnosis of the brain tumor. Histopathological examinations revealed that the resected tumor was a cysticercus of Taenia solium (T. solium), and we concluded that her seizures were caused by neurocysticercosis. Serological examinations by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunoblots to detect specific antibody against the glycoproteins of T. solium showed no detectable antibody response. The patient is under careful observation in our out-patient clinic with no medication. (+info)
Neurocysticercosis in an Italian traveler to Latin America. (2/297)Neurocysticercosis is rarely reported in short-term travelers, although the disease remains a major public health problem in tropical regions. We present a case of neurocysticercosis that was probably acquired by ingestion of Taenia solium eggs contained in the stomach of a pig butchered by the traveler. Complete clinical resolution was obtained by medical treatment, underlying the importance of early suspicion and diagnosis of the disease. (+info)
Reappearing CT lesions: 4 cases. (3/297)An overwhelming majority of disappearing CT lesions in India have been aetiologically linked to cysticercosis. We report 4 patients with disappearing CT lesions in whom the lesion later reappeared at the same (3 patients) or different site (1 patient). One patient was a Taenia carrier. Serial MRI evaluation in one patient revealed a persisting lesion in the interval period. The contribution of these observations towards the understanding of the aetiology of disappearing CT lesions is discussed. (+info)
Reactivation of neurocysticercosis: case report. (4/297)A 37-year-old woman with a known history of longstanding neurocysticercosis presented with a three-day history of new onset headache. Several years prior to her current presentation, she had undergone cysticidal treatment and was assumed to be cured of active disease. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies done three months prior to presentation showed multiple intracerebral calcified lesions consistent with resolved neurocysticercosis. Physical and laboratory findings were noncontributory. Imaging studies showed the same previously calcified lesions, but they were now surrounded by large amounts of edema. This case represents a unique report of reactivation of neurocysticercosis and raises interesting questions about the natural history of this infection. (+info)
Brain parenchymal, subarachnoid racemose, and intraventricular cysticercosis in an Indian man. (5/297)The coexistence of brain parenchymal cysts at various stages of evolution, both intraventricular and subarachnoid racemose, is reported in a patient with neurocysticercosis. The condition has a variety of presentations, depending on the location of the cyst. This case is of particular interest because of the rarity of this condition in India. (+info)
A recombinant 10-kDa protein of Taenia solium metacestodes specific to active neurocysticercosis. (6/297)Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is an important cause of neurological disease worldwide. A 10-kDa antigen of Taenia solium metacestodes (TsMs) has been shown to be specific for immunodiagnosis of NCC. Screening of a TsM complementary DNA (cDNA) library isolated a cDNA encoding this protein. The cloned cDNA contained a 258-bp complete open-reading frame that encodes an 86-amino acid polypeptide with a calculated molecular weight of 9582 Da. It showed 73% homology with a 10-kDa antigen of T. crassiceps. The recombinant protein was expressed bacterially as a fusion protein at a high level. In immunoblot with recombinant protein, 97% (184/190) of sera from patients with active NCC showed strong reactivity, whereas 14% (4/29) of those from patients with chronic calcified NCC reacted weakly. In 180 sera from other patients with parasitic infections and from normal controls, it showed 98% specificity. A single recombinant TsM antigen has a high potential for serological differentiation of active NCC. (+info)
Epilepsy and neurocysticercosis in an Andean community. (7/297)BACKGROUND: Taenia solium neurocysticercosis (NCC) has been documented as one of the major causes of epilepsy in developing countries. However, methodological limitations have hindered the evaluation of the epidemiological relationship between cysticercosis and epilepsy at the community level. METHODS: We used the WHO protocol for epidemiological evaluation of neurological disorders to conduct a door-to-door survey among 2723 residents of San Pablo del Lago, an Ecuadorean rural community in which T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis was known to be endemic. The WHO protocol was complemented by neuroimaging and immunological tests to confirm the diagnosis of this infection. RESULTS: In all 31 people suffering from active epilepsy were detected (prevalence 11.4 per 1000, 95% CI:7.7-15.4); 26 agreed to undergo a computer tomography (CT) examination, and 28 agreed to have blood drawn for serodiagnosis. Fourteen of the 26 (53.8%) had CT changes compatible with NCC and six of the 28 (21.4%) tested positive in the enzyme-linked immunoelectro-transfer blot (EITB) assay. In a seizure-free random sample of this population, 17 of 118 (144 per 1000) subjects examined by CT and 10 out of 96 (104 per 1000) examined by EITB had evidence of this infection. The differences between the epilepsy group and the random sample of the population were statistically significant (OR = 6.93, 95% CI: 2.7-17.5, P < 0.001) for CT diagnosis, but not for EITB results (OR = 2.75, 95% CI: 0.8-7.1, P > 0.12, NS). CONCLUSIONS: These findings confirm that T. solium NCC is a significant cause of epilepsy at the community level in Andean villages of Ecuador. It is important to initiate effective public health interventions to eliminate this infection, which may be responsible for at least half of the cases of reported epilepsy in Ecuador. (+info)
Magnitude of the disease burden from neurocysticercosis in a developing country. (8/297)Cysticercosis contributes to higher epilepsy rates in developing countries than in industrialized ones, yet no estimate exists for the associated burden of disease. We used epidemiological data on neurocysticercosis in Peru to calculate the burden of disease and applied our model to the other countries of Latin America where neurocysticercosis is endemic to determine a regional estimate. Analysis of 12 population-based community studies demonstrated that neurocysticercosis was endemic in highland areas and high jungles, with seroprevalences from 6% to 24%. In one community, the adult seizure disorder rate was 9.1% among seropositive persons versus 4. 6% among seronegative persons; we used this difference for estimates. On the basis of average prevalence rates in areas of endemicity of 6%-10%, we estimated that there are 23,512-39,186 symptomatic neurocysticercosis cases in Peru. In Latin America, an estimated 75 million persons live in areas where cysticercosis is endemic, and approximately 400,000 have symptomatic disease. Cysticercosis contributes substantially to neurological disease in Peru and in all of Latin America. (+info)
Diagnostic Criteria for Neurocysticercosis - MedicalCRITERIA.com
Diagnostic Criteria for Neurocysticercosis. Absolute · Histologic demonstration of the parasite from biopsy of a brain or spinal cord lesion. · Cystic lesions showing the scolex on CT or MRI. · Direct visualization of subretinal parasites by fundoscopic examination. Major · Lesions highly suggestive of neurocysticercosis on neuroimaging studies. · Positive serum immunoblot for the detection of anticysticercal antibodies. · Resolution of intracranial cystic lesions after therapy with albendazole or praziquantel. · Spontaneous resolution of small single enhancing lesions. Minor · Lesions compatible with neurocysticercosis on neuroimaging studies. · Clinical manifestations suggestive of neurocysticercosis. · Positive CSF ELISA for detection of anticysticercal antibodies or cysticercal antigens. · Cysticercosis outside the central nervous system. Epidemiologic · Evidence of a household contact with T. solium infection. · Individuals coming from or living in an area where cysticercosis ...
Disease of the Week: Neurocysticercosis - UCSD Guardian
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease in the central nervous system that causes cysts containing parasitic larvae of the pork tapeworm to form in the brain, which affect neural functions, cause seizures, and can be fatal in some cases. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 1,000 hospitalizations every year due to neurocysticercosis in the United States, with the majority of them occurring in California, New Mexico and Texas. The World Health Organization estimates that about five million people worldwide have neurocysticercosis and that 50,000 die from the disease every year. While the presence of the disease has decreased in developed countries due to industrialization and implemented health checks, cases are being diagnosed increasingly in North America, Europe and Australia due to immigration from endemic areas. Neurocysticercosis is estimated to be the cause of 50 percent of acquired epilepsy cases in developing countries and is the most common ...
Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Neurocysticercosis<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Neurocysticercosis. AU - Webb, Camille M.. AU - White, A. Clinton. PY - 2016/12/1. Y1 - 2016/12/1. N2 - Neurocysticercosis is an important cause of seizures worldwide and is endemic in most of Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Neurocysticercosis has profoundly different disease manifestations varying from asymptomatic presentation to life-threatening hydrocephalus. Clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, and optimal treatment vary with the location, number of lesions, and host response. Diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical presentation, neuroimaging findings, history of exposure, and serologic testing. Initial therapy should be focused on symptom management including seizure control and management of increased intracranial pressure. Emerging data are demonstrating that the optimal management approach varies with stage. Single enhancing or cystic lesions should be treated ...
Cysticercosis - Clinical Pain Advisor
Diagnostic criteria for NCC: Level III. Diagnostic criteria for SCG: Level II. Diagnostic test for NCC, EITB: Level II. Treatment for NCC: Level III. Del Brutto, OH, Rajshekhar, V, White, AC. Proposed diagnostic criteria for neurocysticercosis. Neurology. vol. 57. 2001. pp. 177-83. (Diagnostic criteria for neurocysticercosis were drawn up by a group of international experts on the disease.). Del Brutto, OH, Roos, KL, Coffey, CS. Meta-analysis: Cysticidal drugs for neurocysticercosis: albendazole and praziquantel. Ann Intern Med. vol. 145. 2006. pp. 43-51. (Meta-analysis provided some evidence of benefit for the use of albendazole in certain categories of patients with neurocysticercosis.). Garcia, HH, Evans, CAW, Nash, TE. Current consensus guidelines for the treatment of neurocysticercosis. Rev Med Microbiolo. vol. 15. 2002. pp. 747-56. (This article provides practical guidelines for the treatment of different forms of neurocysticercosis, although most of the guidelines had to be based on ...
Identifying probable cases of neurocysticercosis at an urban community hospital in Los Angeles through active surveillance: A...
1 Identifying probable cases of neurocysticercosis at an urban community hospital in Los Angeles through active surveillance: A local application addressing the under-reporting of a WHO major neglected disease Jennifer Garland RN, MSN, PHN, PhD (c.) Jennifer Bradbury RN, BSN, PHN UCLA School of Nursing Results Conclusion Backgroun d Methods Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is an infection of the central nervous system caused by the presence of larval stage, Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm. It is a major cause of worldwide epilepsy and disability. Methods: A pilot study was conducted at a community hospital in urban Los Angeles utilizing active surveillance to identify probable cases of NCC (defined by Del Brutto, et al. 2001) by reviewing CT Brain scan reports and the corresponding medical records from January 1, 2012 to August 18, 2012. Authors identified probable cases through verbage on CT Brain scan reports. Examples: large calcification consistent with old cysticercosis probable old ...
Neurocysticercosis as a Cause of Epilepsy and Seizures in Two Community-Based Studies in a Cysticercosis-Endemic Region in Peru...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neurocysticercosis as a Cause of Epilepsy and Seizures in Two Community-Based Studies in a Cysticercosis-Endemic Region in Peru. AU - Moyano, Luz M.. AU - Saito, Mayuko. AU - Montano, Silvia M.. AU - Gonzalvez, Guillermo. AU - Olaya, Sandra. AU - Ayvar, Viterbo. AU - González, Isidro. AU - Larrauri, Luis. AU - Tsang, Victor C.W.. AU - Llanos, Fernando. AU - Rodríguez, Silvia. AU - Gonzalez, Armando E.. AU - Gilman, Robert H.. AU - Garcia, Hector H.. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. N2 - Background:The prevalence of epilepsy added to inadequate treatment results in chronic morbidity and considerable mortality in poor populations. Neurocysticercosis (NCC), a helminthic disease of the central nervous system, is a leading cause of seizures and epilepsy in most of the world.Methods:Taking advantage of a cysticercosis elimination program, we performed two community-based cross-sectional studies between 2006 and 2007 in 58 rural communities (population 20,610) to assess the prevalence ...
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To the Editor: Neurocysticercosis is recognised globally as a major cause of secondary or acquired epilepsy. In southern Africa, it is said to be a common cause of juvenile epilepsy. The prevalence of cysticercosis in endemic areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa (SA) is estimated at 64.6% (Krecek et al. 2008), while that of neurocysticercosis is estimated at 61% (Ocana et al. 2009).
COMMON BUT RARE: A CASE OF LATE PRESENTATION DUE TO NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Neurocysticercosis is the most common cause of acquired epilepsy in the world, yet remains a rare diagnosis in the UK.. We present the case of a vegetarian 32 year old Caucasian with an extensive travel history. Our patient presented with tapeworms in 2010, and was treated with Albendazole. In 2011 she developed generalised tonic clonic seizures. Imaging and serological findings were consistent with a diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis. She was treated with Albendazole, steroids, Lamotrigine and Levetiracetam. She remained clinically stable and seizure free with yearly MRI monitoring.. In 2015 she represented with headaches and prolonged focal seizures. MRI demonstrated active cyst degeneration with oedema in multiple locations. She was treated as an inpatient with oral steroids, increased anti-epileptics and a further course of Albendazole and Praziquantel. Subsequent MRI showed marked improvement. She was discharged, symptom free, on a reducing course of steroids.. One month later, during the ...
Substance P Causes Seizures in Neurocysticercosis
Author Summary Neurocysticercosis (NCC), is a helminth infection of the brain that is caused by Taenia solium. NCC is the major cause of acquired seizures worldwide. Live Taenia solium parasites in the brain of NCC patients are surrounded by little or no inflammation. Seizures are thought to result not from parasitic infection per se, but from the chronic granulomatous host response initiated by dying cysts. Antiparasitic drugs can be used to kill the parasites, but the symptoms may worsen due to the host inflammatory responses being stimulated by the dying parasites. The mediators that are responsible for mediating seizures in NCC are not known; identification of the seizure mediator(s) may lead to prevention/treatment of seizures with specific antagonists. In this important study, we demonstrated that Substance P, a neuropeptide and pain transmitter is responsible for seizures in NCC. These studies have potential implications for treatment and prevention of seizures in the setting of NCC.
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | Use of Statewide Hospital Discharge Data to Evaluate the Economic...
Abstract. Statewide hospital discharge data were used to assess the economic burden of neurocysticercosis in Los Angeles County (LAC) from 1991 through 2008. A neurocysticercosis hospitalization was defined as having a discharge diagnosis of cysticercosis in addition to convulsions, seizures, hydrocephalus, cerebral edema or cerebral cysts. This study identified 3,937 neurocysticercosis hospitalizations, with the number of annual hospitalizations remaining relatively unchanged over the study period (R 2 = 0.01), averaging 219 per year (range 180-264). The total of all neurocysticercosis hospitalization charges over the study period was $136.2 million, averaging $7.9 million per year. The average charge per patient was $37.6 thousand and the most common payment method was Medicaid (43.9%), followed by private insurance (24.5%). The average length of stay was 7.2 days. The substantial number of hospitalizations and significant economic cost underscore the importance of neurocysticercosis in LAC.
Neurocysticercosis in patients presenting with epilepsy at St Elizabeths Hospital, Lusikisiki
Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by Taenia solium. Both people and pigs can become infected with the larvae or cysts of the parasite by faecal-oral contamination. Cysts are often located in the central nervous system (CNS), causing neurocysticercosis (NCC). Although some patients are asymptomatic, manifestations more commonly range from mild headaches to seizures, which are the main clinical feature of NCC.1 Death can occur, and it is estimated that 50 million NCC infections and 50 000 NCC-related deaths occur annually worldwide.2-4 NCC is rare in Eastern and Central Europe, North America (with the exception of Mexico), Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Israel and the Muslim countries of Africa and Asia. In Latin America and other countries in Asia and Africa, NCC is endemic and poses a serious public health problem.5-7 A high prevalence has been reported in immigrant populations in the southwestern USA and South Africa.8. NCC may present with a variety of clinical manifestations, so ...
Neurocysticercosis | Radiology Reference Article | Radiopaedia.org
Neurocysticercosis is caused by the CNS infection with the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, which is endemic in most low-income countries where pigs are raised. This form of cysticercosis is a relevant cause of seizures in endemic areas. Epidemiolog...
Occasional resolution of multiple parenchymal brain calcifications in patients with neurocysticercosis | Neurology Clinical...
We read with interest the case report on occasional resolution of calcified neurocysticercosis cysts on follow-up brain CT scans by Meneses Quiroz et al.1 In 1985, one of us (PKS) reported 11 patients from India with appearing and disappearing CT lesions and seizures.2 At that time, CT scan technology in India was still primitive and images were of low resolution. We reported both low-attenuation and mixed-attenuation lesions (high-attenuation lesion with perifocal edema) in brain parenchyma. In our patients, CT scan lesions disappeared without any specific therapy other than anticonvulsants, causing us to speculate about the underlying etiology of these lesions. We considered cysticercosis, tuberculosis, cryptic cerebral vascular malformations, a functional rather than a structural lesion (postictal edema), and a focal encephalitis peculiar to the Indian subcontinent as possible etiologies. In hindsight, what we reported in 1985 as appearing and disappearing CT scan abnormalities were calcified ...
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Neurocysticercosis: Diseases and Conditions | Pediatric Oncall
Neurocysticercosis (pronounced as new-row-cis-t-sir-co-cis) is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system.
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Neurocysticercosis appears to be on the rise in the United States, based on immigration patterns and published cases series, including reports of domestic acquisition. We used a collaborative network of U.S. emergency departments to characterize the epidemiology of neurocysticercosis in seizure patients. Data were collected prospectively at 11 university-affiliated, geographically diverse, urban U.S. emergency departments from July 1996 to September 1998. Patients with a seizure who underwent neuroimaging were included. Of the 1,801 patients enrolled in the study, 38 (2.1%) had seizures attributable to neurocysticercosis. The disease was detected in 9 of the 11 sites and was associated with Hispanic ethnicity, immigrant status, and exposure to areas where neurocysticercosis is endemic. This disease appears to be widely distributed and highly prevalent in certain populations (e.g., Hispanic patients) and areas (e.g., Southwest ...
Neurocysticercosis in Panama: Preliminary Epidemiologic Study in the Azuero Region | The American Journal of Tropical Medicine...
Abstract Neurocysticercosis was not been reported from Panama until 1984. The first documented case was a 5-year-old male who lived with his family in a typical subsistence agriculture environment lacking all sanitary amenities. Pigs and other animals ranged freely in and around the home. This report concerns clinical studies of the patient and his family conducted 4 years later. The index case had neurologic sequelae and was strongly seropositive. A cerebral CT scan revealed multiple intracerebral calcifications. Three family members had antibody to Cysticercus detected by immunoblot assay. A 7-year-old seropositive sister had an intracerebral calcification detected by CT scan. All 6 family members had completely normal neurologic examinations.
Neurocysticercosis - A review of 231 cases | SpringerLink
Two hundred thirty-one cases of neurocysticercosis are reviewed. Diagnosis was established by cerebral computed tomography during a seven-year period (1983-1989). One hundred and fourty-four (62%) pre
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Cysticercosis (i.e., tapeworm infection) is the most common parasitic disease worldwide, with an estimated prevalence greater than 50 million persons infected. It is endemic in Mexico, Central and South America, and parts of Africa, Asia, and India. Neurocysticercosis, the neurologic manifestation of cysticercosis, is the most prevalent infection of the brain worldwide, and more than 1,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. Neurocysticercosis is one of the leading causes of adult-onset seizures worldwide and was found to be the etiologic agent in 10 percent of new-onset seizure patients in one Los Angeles, Calif., emergency department. American Family Physician ...
The role of surgery in the management of neurocysticercosis | HKMJ
In the case described by Ng et al,1 criteria for definitive diagnosis had already been fulfilled: cranial magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated pathognomonic features of a typical single enhancing cyst with perilesional oedema and radiographical evidence of a scolex. The presence of an absolute diagnostic criterion, supported by clinical and epidemiological data, would have safely allowed for empirical medical therapy and observation for lesion disappearance or reduction with antiparasitic treatment, perhaps forgoing the need for invasive neurosurgical procedures and accompanying costs, complications, and discomfort.5 ...
Neuroimaging in Neurocysticercosis Differential Diagnoses
Taeniasis and cysticercosis remain a global public health problem in both the developing and developed countries. Infection is becoming increasingly common in the latter because of the increasing immigration and more frequent travel to regions of endemic disease.
Plasma and CSF levels of albendazole and praziquantel in patients with neurocysticercosis. - PubMed - NCBI
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Neurocysticercosis and epilepsy in developing countries | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
The type of intervention required, as suggested by studies of impact, and the necessary resources for service delivery are not widely available in the developing world. The treatment gap refers to the proportion of people with epilepsy untreated with antiepileptic drugs on any given day. The estimates in developing countries range from 80%-94%.3 The causes of the treatment gap have not yet been systematically studied but they must be multiple, overlapping, and varying between countries. They may be considered at infrastructural, health sector, and community levels. For example, some countries may have established health systems but lack finances or reliable drug supplies. In some communities, there may be preferred alternatives to antiepileptic drug treatment. Generalisation is difficult. There are several themes that should be considered in the design of services in developing countries: ascertainment, disability, intractability, sustainability, equity, community involvement, and financing.68 ...
Epidemiology of Neurocysticercosis and Epilepsy | Epilepsy Foundation
This study concerns the rampant effects of neurocystircosis in low-income neighborhoods, including the increase in epilepsy. Read the study at the Epilepsy Foundation today.
Comparison of sensitivity of elisa for diagnosing single versus multiple ring lesion in neurocysticercosis in a tertiary care...
Material and methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Microbiology and allied departments of JNMCH, Aligarh from January 2012 to June 2013. Study group comprised of 45 patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of NCC and were found to have single or multiple ring lesions on MRI. 15 controls were also included in the study. NovaTecTaeniasolium IgG ELISA was used to detect antibodies against Taeniasolium ...
Epilepsy and Neurocysticercosis in Latin America: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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Neurocysticercosis: diagnostic dilemma | HKMJ
Figure. (a) (i) Axial and (ii) coronal reformatted contrast computed tomography showing two rim-enhancing lesions over left parieto-occipital region (arrows). (b) (i) Magnetic resonance (MR) axial images showing T1-weighted (T1W) hypointense and T2-weighted (T2W) hyperintense lesions over left parieto-occipital region with perifocal oedema (arrows); (ii) post-gadolinium T1W MR axial and coronal images showing rim enhancement of the lesions (arrows). (c) Single-voxel MR spectroscopy of left parieto-occipital lobe lesion of (i) short (TE 30), (ii) intermediate (TE 135), and (iii) long (TE 270) echo showing significantly elevated lipid-lactate (1.3 ppm), with a peak doublet centred at 1.3 ppm in TE 30 and TE 270, and inverts in TE 135; N-acetylaspartate peak (2.0 ppm) is decreased; and choline (3.2 ppm) is not elevated. (d) Perfusion imaging in arterial spine labelling showing no significantly elevated regional cerebral blood flow over the left parieto-occipital lesions. (e) T2W and post-gadolinium ...
Calcific neurocysticercosis and epileptogenesis
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Actually, the House episode was a wee bit off in how neurocysticercosis develops. People cant get it from eating pork tapeworm cysts. Theyll get it from the tapeworm eggs, i.e., classic fecal-oral infection route. Houses patient would either have to have extremely...unhygienic...habits if its a case of autoinfection or have a travel history to a country with sanitation issues (come to think of it, a third way would be for her to have a very slovenly tapeworm-infected friend ...
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Neurocysticercosis is the sciencey name for an infection of the human central nervous system by pork tapeworm larvae. The invasion of baby pork tapeworms in the brain has become an increasingly important emerging infection in the United States, and....... ...
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A Melbourne woman who had a headache for six days has been diagnosed with Australias first locally acquired case of neurocysticercosis.
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Cognitive impairment and quality of life (Qol) are important to assess the burden of epilepsy and neurocysticercosis (NCC), which are common but neglected in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aims of this study were to assess cognitive performance and Qol of people with epilepsy (PWE) in Zambia and to explore differences in PWE with and without NCC. In this community based, cross-sectional case-control-study, 47 PWE and 50 healthy controls completed five neuropsychological tests (Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Digit Span, Selective Reminding Test (SRT), Spatial Recall Test (SPART), Test Battery of Attentional Performance (TAP)) and a World Health Organization (WHO) questionnaire of Qol ...
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Maybe you really should go to the hospital if the pain is too great... I recently had to go and they did mri and ct scans that showed I had an older calcified cyst on my brain and a newer NOT calcified one in my lower right jaw area. Neurocysticercosis/ tapeworm... I was there 4 days. While they admitted it was a parasite, they didn t give me anti parasite meds, but sent me home with antibiotics, steroids and anti seizure meds. If you go maybe they will at least do testing?
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A researcher in the lab of Dr. Hector Garcia explains to the group the pathobiology behind neurocysticercosis, a tapeworm infection that is common in povery conditions where hogs and humans overlap.. ...
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Discussion. Oral lesions due to cysticercosis are very rare, in spite of the high prevalence of neurocysticercosis worldwide. In the largest Latin-American study of oral cysticercosis reported by Delgado et al.,5 the most frequently affected site was the tongue, followed by the buccal mucosa, lower lip, and the upper lip. In that study there were 16 cases retrieved from Peru, Guatemala and Mexico; of these, there were only two pediatric patients, which coincides with the rest of the literature with respect to the fact that the number of pediatric patients is lower as compared to adults affected by this disease. According to our review of the English and Spanish literature, only 31 (25%) out of 124 cases reported to date that presented complete information about age, gender and specific location (including the present series) have occurred in this age group.5-25 Of these, 14 were males and 17 females. Age ranged from 1 to 12 years, with most cases (19) located on the tongue.. The differential ...
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Current guidelines for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NCC) recommend the use of the lentil lectin-bound glycoprotein enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot assay (LLGP-EITB) as the reference standard for serological testing. In response to the drawbacks involved with the use of the LLGP-EITB, a recombinant T24H antigen (rT24H) EITB assay was developed, with promising results. However, the test has yet to be evaluated among individuals from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aim of the present study was to investigate the performance of the rT24H EITB assay for the detection of NCC cases in a panel of serum samples (N = 366, of which 173 patients presented with epileptic seizures and/or severe chronic headaches, and 193 matched manifestation-free participants) collected as part of a large community-based trial in Burkina Faso ...
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Author Summary Neurocysticercosis (NC), an infection of the central nervous system with Taenia solium metacestode (TsM), constitutes a leading cause of adult-onset seizures in endemic areas. Like other helminths, TsM is incapable of synthesizing lipid molecules. It should be equipped with a specialized system for lipid transportation from the host to ensure its long-survival. Such a transport system may be a target for function-associated drug design. We characterized two novel fatty-acid (FA)-binding TsM proteins (TsMFABP1 and TsMFABP2). Native and recombinant proteins bound to several FA analogs and retinol at micromolar and millimolar concentrations. Their binding was specifically inhibited by oleic acid. TsMFABP1exhibited high affinity toward FA analogs, while TsMFABP2 showed preferential affinity to retinol. Both TsMFABPs were predominantly expressed in the canal region of the worm, where lipids and retinol were abundantly distributed. The two paralogous TsMFABPs have undergone (or are still
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Background: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection in the central nervous system and the most common cause of acquired neurological symptoms in young adults living in developing countries. Many asymptomatic patients begin experiencing neurological symptoms after the use of antiparasitic drugs for gastrointestinal treatment. Patients who are previously diagnosed with NCC require special care during cysticidal treatment because of the inflammatory effects caused by the interaction between the drug, the parasite, and the host. Case Description: Of a series of 46 cases, we selected five patients with a history of being asymptomatic and who began experiencing neurologic symptoms after the use of albendazole, which led to a diagnosis of cysticercosis. Another case of the patient, who already had been diagnosed of ventricular cysticercosis, was given a drug treatment without consulting the neurosurgeon and had a fatal outcome attributable to secondary meningoencephalitis. ...
Current epidemiologic research includes studies of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in American Indian populations, the association of exposures to environmental toxins and congenital hearing loss, and pesticide exposure and congenital urogenital malformations. Studies of the transmission dynamics of S. japonicum in the Philippines and T. solium neurocysticercosis in Africa are on-going. Several epidemiologic studies of interventions for smoking cessation, health disparities in minority populations and obesity prevention in school age children are also being conducted.. ...
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|b|I am a 28 years old male who got seizures within a gap of half an hour|/b|. An MRI scan showed 7 x 6 x 7 mm ring enhancing lesion with extensive peri-lesional oedema in the posterior part of the left frontal lobe. The lesion shows no restriction of diffusion. Final diagnosis is solitary ring enhancing CNS lesion - probable neurocysticercosis. I have been taking Albendazole (twice daily), Wysolone and Epsolin er (300 mg). I dont eat pork and no one in my family has this problem. I have not even got fever also for the last two years. Why am I suffering from seizures? Am I on right treatment for seizures?
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- Neurocysticercosis is the most severe form of cysticercosis, an infection caused by ingesting tapeworm eggs (Taenia solium). (cdc.gov)
- This can lead to extremely dangerous diseases called cysticercosis or neurocysticercosis. (xshotpix.com)
- Seizures were the primary manifestation of neurocysticercosis in 35 (90%) patients. (cdc.gov)
- As a result of seizures caused by cysts found within brain parenchyma, global disability-adjusted life years due to neurocysticercosis is conservatively estimated at 2.8 million years. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- Neurocysticercosis (NC) commonly is associated with clinical manifestations such as seizures, headache, and focal neurological deficits, and may lead to long-term neurological sequelae such as epilepsy, hydrocephalus, and dementia. (medscape.com)
- Combination therapy with albendazole and praziquantel versus albendazole alone in children with seizures and single lesion neurocysticercosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled double blind trial. (qxmd.com)
- Neurocysticercosis is one of the leading preventable causes of adult onset seizures. (utrgv.edu)
- Infection of the brain (neurocysticercosis) can cause seizures and other nervous system problems. (medlineplus.gov)
- Called neurocysticercosis (noor-o-sis-tih-sur-KOE-sis), this especially dangerous complication of invasive pork tapeworm infection can result in headaches and visual impairment, as well as seizures, meningitis, hydrocephalus or dementia. (xshotpix.com)
- When there is involvement of the basilar cisterns, TB should be at the top of the differential with coccidioidomycosis, racemose neurocysticercosis, and other granulomatous processes. (neurosurgicalatlas.com)
- Further, this estimate does not account for disability caused by the most severe forms of the disease, which include ventricular neurocysticercosis disease and subarachnoid neurocysticercosis. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- Therefore, this study identified highly repetitive Taenia solium sequences as biomarkers and developed a highly sensitive and specific qPCR method for detection of these biomarkers in plasma and CSF samples to aid in the diagnosis of ventricular neurocysticercosis and subarachnoid neurocysticercosis. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- A total of 43 patients -63.6% male - with subarachnoid and/or ventricular neurocysticercosis who had plasma and/or CSF samples at criteria-specific time points for active and/or cured disease were included in the study. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- Overall, the study authors concluded that, "[W]e have developed a widely adaptable, scalable, sensitive and specific qPCR assay that may be used for both the diagnosis and disease monitoring in subarachnoid and ventricular [neurocysticercosis]. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- A novel, highly sensitive qPCR assay for the diagnosis of subarachnoid and ventricular neurocysticercosis and for assessing response to treatment [June 21, 2019]. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- Most physicians don't recognize that SANCC is more aggressive, resulting in inflammation, and requires longer treatment with antiparasitics and steroids than parenchymal neurocysticercosis," said Christina Coyle, MD, from the Jacobi Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. (medscape.com)
- But in 42%, it was concurrent with parenchymal disease, "underscoring the importance of ordering an MRI in all patients with parenchymal neurocysticercosis to rule out SANCC involvement," Dr Coyle explained. (medscape.com)
- Brain infections such as meningitis, encephalitis or neurocysticercosis. (cnbctv18.com)
- Dr. Anand cares for hospitalized patients with acute neurological disorders and for patients with neurological complications of infectious diseases, including HIV, neurocysticercosis, meningitis, and encephalitis. (bmc.org)
- In conjunction with an increasing number of immigrants from disease-endemic areas, there has been a recent increase in the number of patients with a diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in industrialized countries. (cdc.gov)
- Plasma/serum TsolR13 qPCR negativity as a test of cure showed a predictive value of 80.7%, which suggests plasma may be useful for establishing the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- A diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis (NCC) was established based on 2 Major Neuroimaging criteria: presence of cystic lesions and enhancing lesions paired with 1 Minor criteria: clinical presentation. (utrgv.edu)
- Neurocysticercosis - Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment. (diseasesdic.com)
- A preliminary diagnosis of colloidal vesicular phase neurocysticercosis was made based on nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI). (biomedcentral.com)
- Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by larval cysts of the pork tapeworm. (medscape.com)
- SAN DIEGO - Subarachnoid neurocysticercosis (SANCC), a severe form of neurocysticercosis, might be under-recognized and inadequately treated, according to new research. (medscape.com)
- SANCC - the most serious form of neurocysticercosis - occurs when cysts form in the subarachnoid space and elicit an inflammatory response. (medscape.com)
- Cite this: Subarachnoid Neurocysticercosis Requires More Care - Medscape - Sep 22, 2015. (medscape.com)
- The goal of this project is to evaluate the potential for population urine screening and early detection to improve outcomes of subarachnoid neurocysticercosis. (washington.edu)
- People get neurocysticercosis after ingestion of tapeworm eggs. (cdc.gov)
- Neurocysticercosis occurs when humans become intermediate hosts of the tapeworm Taenia solium by ingesting its eggs after contact with a Taenia spp. (cdc.gov)
- Description Neurocysticercosis, the infection caused by the larval form of the tapeworm Taenia solium, is the most common parasitic disease of the central nervous system and the most common cause of acquired epilepsy worldwide. (diseasesdic.com)
- Infection with this tapeworm can cause a serious disorder of the brain called neurocysticercosis. (verywellhealth.com)
- Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is an infection of the central nervous system by the Taenia solium larvae, and is the most common cause of acquired epilepsy in endemic regions. (monash.edu)
- One of the most well-characterized tests for diagnosing neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot (EITB) assay developed at the CDC, which uses lentil lectin-bound glycoproteins (LLGP) extracted from Taenia solium cysticerci. (edu.pe)
- Neurocysticercosis, involvement of the central nervous system by taenia solium, is one of the most common parasitic diseases of the CNS. (medsci.org)
- A Medline and manual search of the literature identified 7 reports of 39 patients with neurocysticercosis on the Arabian Peninsula during 2003-2011 ( 2 - 8 ). (cdc.gov)
- According to currently accepted diagnostic criteria, 32 patients had definitive neurocysticercosis and 7 had probable neurocysticercosis ( 9 ). (cdc.gov)
- This review suggests that the number of patients with neurocysticercosis on the Arabian Peninsula is increasing. (cdc.gov)
- The pattern of disease expression of neurocysticercosis in countries in this region is similar to that observed in patients from India, i.e., parenchymal brain cysticerci in the acute encephalitic phase ( 10 ). (cdc.gov)
- To perform a meta-analysis of randomized trials assessing the effect of cysticidal drugs on neuroimaging and clinical outcomes of patients with neurocysticercosis. (qxmd.com)
- OBJECTIVE: Ventricular shunts used to relieve hydrocephalus among patients with neurocysticercosis have been plagued by high shunt malfunction rates. (elsevier.com)
- In patients with neurocysticercosis, the rate of shunt dysfunctions requiring frequent revisions is high. (medscape.com)
- Méthode: Nous avons mené une étude transversale longitudinale, portant sur 53 patients, de décembre 2003 à mars 2014 en colligeant les données épidémiologiques, diagnostiques, thérapeutiques et évolutives. (bvsalud.org)
- Once these eggs are in the bloodstream, the larvae can travel into the brain and form cysts, causing neurocysticercosis (NCC). (cdc.gov)
- In neurocysticercosis, neurologic manifestations indicate the need for antihelminthic agents and antiepileptics. (medscape.com)
- [ 17 ] Endoscopic approaches provide better outcomes than the traditional open approaches for intraventricular neurocysticercosis with hydrocephalus. (medscape.com)
- TsolR13 is a novel real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) target and may be a useful tool for diagnosing neurocysticercosis from plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases . (infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com)
- Single parenchymal brain cysticercus in the acute encephalitic phase: definition of a distinct form of neurocysticercosis with a benign prognosis. (bmj.com)
- To review published clinical studies on neurocysticercosis (NCC) in the United States over the past two decades and comment on epidemiologic trends and treatment. (neurology.org)
- Neurocysticercosis is a disease most often acquired from a human infected with T. solium tapeworms, and infected swine can perpetuate the infection ( 1 ). (cdc.gov)
- Cysticerci can migrate to the central nervous system and cause neurocysticercosis (NCC), which is associated with serious neurological and epileptic manifestations. (cdc.gov)
- Search of MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Literatura Latino-Americana y del Caribe en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS) between 1979 and 2005. (qxmd.com)
- However, spinal involvement by neurocysticercosis is uncommon. (medsci.org)
- Efficacy of albendazole and short-course dexamethasone treatment in children with 1 or 2 ring-enhancing lesions of neurocysticercosis: a randomized controlled trial. (qxmd.com)
- Drug treatment of neurocysticercosis. (qxmd.com)
- Treatment of neurocysticercosis: is it beneficial? (qxmd.com)
- Treatment of neurocysticercosis is much more complicated, though, and can require long-term medications and surgery. (cdc.gov)
- Controlling this inflammation is an important part of treatment of neurocysticercosis. (cdc.gov)
- However, sporadic cases were reported during the last 2 decades of the 20th century, mainly in immigrants from India, and several case series have suggested that the prevalence of neurocysticercosis in the Arab world has been increasing over the past few years. (cdc.gov)
- Some cysticerci will migrate to the central nervous system, causing serious sequelae (neurocysticercosis). (cdc.gov)
- On the basis of the incorrect assumption that human neurocysticercosis does not occur in countries in which religious laws prohibit swine breeding and consumption of pork, the disease has been considered nonexistent in Muslim countries of the Arab world. (cdc.gov)
- carriers who enter countries in this region every year might infect native persons and increase the prevalence of neurocysticercosis without infected swine. (cdc.gov)
- Neurocysticercosis: A disease of ignorant people in developing countries? (elsevier.com)
- Cases of neurocysticercosis in family members were reported by 7 persons. (cdc.gov)
- Randomized trials of cysticidal drug therapy for neurocysticercosis that met predefined criteria designed to allow characterization of the disease and objective evaluation of therapy. (qxmd.com)