An unusual case of neurocysticercosis

Diana F. Florescu, George Michael Viola, Yohei Doi, George McKinley, Bruce Polsky

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Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the CNS worldwide and the most common cause of seizures and epilepsy in persons from developing countries. We report an unusual case of neurocysticercosis in a previously healthy woman. The infection was characterized by a giant subarachnoid cyst and complicated by uncal herniation and stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-38
Number of pages3
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Giant subarachnoid cyst
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Parasitic infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Florescu, D. F., Viola, G. M., Doi, Y., McKinley, G., & Polsky, B. (2007). An unusual case of neurocysticercosis. Infections in Medicine, 24(1), 36-38.