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NEUROCISTICERCOSIS PARENQUIMATOSA EN FORMA DE QUISTES DEGENERATIVOS. CASO CLÍNICO.

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Author(s): Iraola Ferrer MD | Álvarez Li FC | Iraola Luques MA | Casas Carbonell Y

Journal: Electronic Journal of Biomedicine
ISSN 1697-090X

Volume: 2012;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 46;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Central nervous system helminthiasis | Neurocysticercosis | diagnosis | drug therapy (MeSH)

ABSTRACT
Neurocysticercosis is the most frequent parasitism in the central nervous system. It consists on the localization of the larval form of the Taenia solium in the neuraxis or in the meningeal- ventricular compartment of the central nervous system. At present it represents a serious health problem. Several anatomoclinical syndromes of neurocysticercosis have been described. A case of mild parenchymal neurocysticercosis in degenerating cyst form where cephalalgia was the predominant symptom resulted into several evaluations without any definite diagnosis. After a year, a simple and contrastive skull CT scan was performed on the patient. Suggested lesions of parenchymal neurocysticercosis appeared. A treatment with praziquantel and prednisone was given to the patient without any clinical and tomographic improvement on the patient. This brought about the admission of the patient into the hospital. A treatment with dexamethasone and albendazole began. As a result of this treatment, the patient began to improve her clinical and tomographic condition. During the patient's follow up, she continued asymptomatic.
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