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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643983/-an-underestimated-cause-of-seizure-in-europe
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Chloé Godoffe, Pierrick Le Borgne, Claire Kam, Mihaela Mihalcea-Danciu, Pascal Bilbault, Philippe Kauffmann
Seizures are very common in the Emergency Department (ED). We present here a case of a young woman with neurocysticercosis ; a worldwide and nearly endemic cause of seizure in the southern hemisphere. Clinical manifestations are very different between patients from asymptomatic to life-threatening hydrocephalus. Diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical presentation, neuroimaging (CT and MRI) findings, history of exposure, and serologic testing.
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622332/comparison-of-monocyte-gene-expression-among-patients-with-neurocysticercosis-associated-epilepsy-idiopathic-epilepsy-and-idiopathic-headaches-in-india
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Vasudevan Prabhakaran, Douglas A Drevets, Govindan Ramajayam, Josephine J Manoj, Michael P Anderson, Jay S Hanas, Vedantam Rajshekhar, Anna Oommen, Hélène Carabin
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis (NCC), a neglected tropical disease, inflicts substantial health and economic costs on people living in endemic areas such as India. Nevertheless, accurate diagnosis using brain imaging remains poorly accessible and too costly in endemic countries. The goal of this study was to test if blood monocyte gene expression could distinguish patients with NCC-associated epilepsy, from NCC-negative imaging lesion-free patients presenting with idiopathic epilepsy or idiopathic headaches...
June 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615981/human-taeniasis-current-insights-into-prevention-and-management-strategies-in-endemic-countries
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REVIEW
Anna L Okello, Lian Francesca Thomas
Human taeniasis is a zoonotic condition resulting from infection with the adult stages of Taenia saginata ("beef tapeworm"), Taenia solium ("pork tapeworm") or Taenia asiatica ("Asian tapeworm"). Although these parasites have a worldwide distribution, the overwhelming burden is felt by communities in low- and middle-income countries. This is particularly true for T. solium, whereby infection of the central nervous system with the larval stage of the parasite (neurocysticercosis) is a major cause of acquired epilepsy in low-resource settings...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607832/headaches-more-common-among-epilepsy-sufferers-with-neurocysticercosis-than-other-structural-brain-lesions
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Erin K Saito, Bijal Mehta, Frances Wang, Beau Nakamoto, Aaron M McMurtray
Neurocysticercosis is a leading cause of seizures and epilepsy in the developing world. Cysticercosis is endemic in many regions of Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Asia. Neurocysticercosis is of emerging importance because globalization has increased travel between Hawai'i and disease-endemic areas. Headache and epilepsy are two of the most common complications of neurocysticercosis infection. Currently, it is not known if epilepsy patients with neurocysticercosis are more likely to have headaches than those with other structural brain lesions or those with no structural brain abnormalities...
June 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606690/antiparasitic-treatment-of-neurocysticercosis-the-effect-of-cyst-destruction-in-seizure-evolution
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Hector H Garcia, Oscar H Del Brutto
Antiparasitic agents against Taenia solium cysticercosis have been in use since 1979, although its use has been questioned on the basis that cysts would die naturally and thus treatment-induced inflammation is unnecessary. In addition, isolated reports have also questioned whether neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a cause of epilepsy. After more than three and a half decades, a large body of evidence is available. Little if any doubt exists about NCC as a cause of seizures - NCC is consistently associated with seizures when appropriate groups are compared, and in a large subset of cases, seizure semiology correlates with the anatomical location of lesions...
June 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602886/primary-spinal-intramedullary-neurocysticercosis-a-report-of-3-cases
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S G S Datta, Ritu Mehta, Shrikant Macha, Sanjog Tripathi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599004/extraparenchymal-neurocysticercosis-demographic-clinicoradiological-and-inflammatory-features
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Mariana Marcin Sierra, Mariana Arroyo, May Cadena Torres, Nancy Ramírez Cruz, Fernando García Hernández, Diana Taboada, Ángeles Galicia Martínez, Tzipe Govezensky, Edda Sciutto, Andrea Toledo, Agnès Fleury
BACKGROUND: Extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis (ExPNCC), an infection caused by Taenia solium cysticerci that mainly occurs in the ventricular compartment (Ve) or the basal subarachnoid space (SAb), is more severe but less frequent and much less studied than parenchymal neurocysticercosis (ParNCC). Demographic, clinical, radiological, and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid features of patients affected by ExPNCC are herein described and compared with those of ParNCC patients. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: 429 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of neurocysticercosis, attending the Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía, a tertiary reference center in Mexico City, from 2000 through 2014, were included...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588685/lumbar-spinal-intradural-neurocysticercosis-a-case-report
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Shizhong Zhang, Yanyan Hu, Zhen Li, Li Zhao, Zhigang Wang
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease that results from the larvae of Taenia solium. While neurocysticercosis is considered as the most common parasitic infection of the nervous system, spinal neurocysticercosis is rare. The present case study investigated a 59-year-old woman, who was admitted to our hospital with pain in the bilateral lower limbs and urinary complaints in the form of straining of micturition with increasing frequency. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an intradural extramedullary lesion extending from L1/2 to S1 of the spine...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583936/teaching-neuroimages-giant-neurocysticercosis-with-unusual-imaging-manifestations
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583933/author-response-teaching-neuroimages-giant-neurocysticercosis-with-unusual-imaging-manifestations
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Jun Guo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583932/letter-re-teaching-neuroimages-giant-neurocysticercosis-with-unusual-imaging-manifestations
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Oscar H Del Brutto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578512/infected-colloid-cyst
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Atilla Yilmaz, Mustafa Aras, Yurdal Serarslan, Mustafa Emrah Kaya
INTRODUCTION: Colloid cysts are the most common pathologic lesions of the third ventricle. Although they are histologically benign, they may grow and can cause the hydrocephalus. A 5-year-old male patient underwent to surgery with the diagnosis of colloid cyst. In operation, after the anterior transcallosal approach, the cyst was punctured by syringe and obviously pus aspirated. CONCLUSION: Colloid cysts mostly remain silent and detected incidentally. Although it is rarely defined, rhinorrhea, hypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus, spasmodic torticollis, drop attack, aseptic meningitis, and coexistence with neurocysticercosis have been reported, but this is the first reported case of an infected colloid cyst...
June 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575043/radiological-evolution-of-porcine-neurocysticercosis-after-combined-antiparasitic-treatment-with-praziquantel-and-albendazole
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Carla Cangalaya, Javier A Bustos, Juan Calcina, Ana Vargas-Calla, Javier Mamani, Diego Suarez, Gianfranco Arroyo, Armando E Gonzalez, Juan Chacaltana, Cristina Guerra-Giraldez, Siddhartha Mahanty, Theodore E Nash, Héctor H García
BACKGROUND: The onset of anthelmintic treatment of neurocysticercosis (NCC) provokes an acute immune response of the host, which in human cases is associated with exacerbation of neurological symptoms. This inflammation can occur at the first days of therapy. So, changes in the brain cysts appearance may be detected by medical imaging. We evaluated radiological changes in the appearance of brain cysts (enhancement and size) on days two and five after the onset of antiparasitic treatment using naturally infected pigs as a model for human NCC...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553401/hippocampal-sclerosis-in-a-child-with-multiple-neurocysticercosis
#14
Roosy Aulakh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553397/solitary-intramedullary-cervical-cysticercosis-without-neurological-deficit-a-rare-case-report
#15
Rahul Ranjan, Tulika, Suresh Chand, Akhil Agnihotri
Neurocysticercosis is commonly seen intracranially and its incidence in the spinal cord is very low. Among spine dorsal region is more common due to more blood flow in this region and it is usually associated with lesion at other sites. The intramedullary location is rarer than extramedullary. Hence, solitary intramedullary cervical spine cysticercosis (ICC) is extremely rare entity. Only a handful numbers of cases are reported in the literature. All reported cases are presented with the neurological deficit as spinal canal diameter is very low and any space occupying lesion is not tolerated...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552103/needs-of-exploring-the-burden-of-recent-onset-seizures-due-to-neurocysticercosis-and-challenges-in-southeast-asia-focusing-on-scenario-in-malaysia
#16
REVIEW
Priyadarshi S Sahu, Yvonne A L Lim, Rohela Mahmud, Sushela D Somanath, Chong T Tan, C P Ramachandran
Seizures due to neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a neglected human-to-human transmitted disorder and an emerging problem worldwide. A substantial portion of recent onset seizures is known to be attributed to NCC in Taenia solium (T. solium) endemic areas where populations which neither raise pigs nor eat pig meat are also at risk. High prevalence of NCC causing epilepsy has been reported in the underdeveloped areas of Southeast Asia (SEA) however, only fragmentary information on its incidence is available in countries like Malaysia...
April 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527268/-seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-cysticercosis-in-two-rural-communities-in-anzo%C3%A3-tegui-state-venezuela
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Manuel Toquero, Antonio Morocoima, Elizabeth Ferrer
INTRODUCTION: Cysticercosis is caused by Taenia solium cysticerci, which are located mainly in the central nervous system causing neurocysticercosis. In Venezuela, few epidemiological studies on this disease have been conducted. OBJECTIVE: To determine the seroprevalence and risk factors for cysticercosis in two rural communities in Anzoátegui state. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a survey to collect data on possible risk factors and signs and symptoms of the disease, and we took 182 samples in two communities, Boquerón and Punto Lindo...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527263/-racemose-neurocysticercosis-neuroimaging-guides-the-diagnosis
#18
Carlos Hugo Zapata, Sergio Alberto Vargas, Carlos Santiago Uribe
Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of parasitosis of the central nervous system and acquired epilepsy in developing countries. The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, especially its racemose variant, are pleomorphic and unspecific, characteristics that hinder the diagnosis and make it a challenge for the clinician.The objective of this report was to describe two cases of racemose neurocysticercosis in which neuroimaging led to the definitive diagnosis. The first case involved a patient with persistent headache and focal neurological signs...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526213/epidemiology-of-neurocysticercosis-and-epilepsy-is-everything-described
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REVIEW
Jose F Tellez-Zenteno, Lizbeth Hernandez-Ronquillo
In recent years clinical and epidemiological research on cysticercosis has gained significant interest in some countries, especially in Latin American countries and some countries in Asia and Africa. For many years it has been proposed that the higher prevalence of epilepsy seen in some regions such as Latin-America could be explained by parasitic infections, particularly neurocysticercosis (NCC). In this review we discussed selected epidemiological topics of the association of NCC and epilepsy, such as global distribution around the world, identification of NCC in developed countries, drug resistant epilepsy and NCC...
May 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507972/bilateral-coracoid-avulsion-fractures-with-unilateral-anterior-instability-with-glenoid-bone-loss-use-of-avulsed-fragment-for-reconstruction-of-glenoid
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Prateek Kumar Gupta, Ashis Acharya, Amit Mourya
INTRODUCTION: Coracoid fractures are often missed since the fracture is not visualized in a routine anteroposterior view of the shoulder and special views are not ordered. Shoulder dislocation is common but it is rare to have a dislocation with a coracoid fracture. The purpose of this paper is to present the rare occurrence of bilateral coracoid fractures in a patient with unilateral anterior shoulder instability managed using the same fractured coracoid fragment by the latarjet procedure...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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