Neurocysticercosis in Wisconsin: 3 cases and a review of the literature

Elie Naddaf, Susanne K. Seeger, Carl E. Stafstrom

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Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the brain. Endemic in many regions of the world, neurocysticercosis is now showing up in nonendemic areas such as Wisconsin. We present 3 patients that illustrate features typical for neurocysticercosis in a non-endemic area, including immigrant/travel status, presentation with focal seizures, classic magnetic resonance imaging features of single enhancing lesions, and good response to treatment with anticonvul-sants, anti-inflammatory agents, and cysticidal drugs. It behooves physicians involved in the care of at-risk populations to be aware of the clinical features, radiographic signs, diagnostic tests, and general principles for treating neurocysticercosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalWisconsin medical journal
Volume113
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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