Intraventricular Taenia solium neurocysticercosis: a report of three cases

B. Pant, Brecht Devleesschauwer, P. Shrestha, I. Shrestha, Nicolas Praet, Pierre Dorny

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    Abstract

    Neurocysticercosis (NCC), caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, is reported to be a common condition in Nepal. So far imaging diagnosis was mainstay of the diagnosis. In this paper, we report three patients presenting with neurological symptoms due to intraventricular NCC. We have diagnosed the causative agent as T. solium on molecular basis. Further research is warranted to assess the actual health impact of T. solium in Nepal.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of the Nepal Medical Association
    Volume51
    Issue number184
    Pages (from-to)192-195
    ISSN0028-2715
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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