Case report: Calcified neurocysticercus, perilesional edema, and histologic inflammation

Theodore E. Nash, Luther A. Bartelt, Poonum S. Korpe, Beatriz Lopes, Eric R. Houpt

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Abstract

Here, we present the second report of the histopathology of a Taenia solium calcification giving rise to perilesional edema. This has important implications, because if perilesional edema lesions are inflammatory in character, immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory medications, not just antiepileptic drugs alone, may be useful to prevent or treat recurring episodes in such patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-321
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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