A Classic Neurocysticercosis Case with an Unusual Complication

Rodrigues, André and Neves, Diana and Maury, Inês and Sargento, Dora and Pereira, Aida (2017) A Classic Neurocysticercosis Case with an Unusual Complication. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5 (1). ISSN 2284-2594

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Cysticercosis is triggered by infection with the larval form of the tapeworm Taenia solium. The usual sites for the development of cyscticerci are the central nervous system (neurocysticercosis – NCC), subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscle, heart muscle, and the eye. Ocular cysticercosis is caused by the growth of the larvae within ocular tissues. The extraocular muscles form is the most common type of orbital cysticercosis. We report a case of a patient admitted with seizures secondary to NCC, who developed ocular symptoms after starting combined treatment with albendazole, praziquantel and dexamethasone. The investigation revealed a cystic lesion in the lateral rectus muscle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neurocysticercosis (NCC), Taenia solium, orbit, extraocular muscles, dexamethasone
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 14:30
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 14:30
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17752

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