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stroke neurocysticercosis tuberculous meningitis

J J Kumwenda, G Mateyu, S Kampondeni, A P van Dam, L van Lieshout, E E Zijlstra
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The differential diagnosis of stroke in Africa in areas with high HIV prevalence includes brain infections. We studied causes of stroke in Blantyre, Malawi, where HIV prevalence among medical inpatients is 70%. METHODS: In a descriptive study of 8-month duration, all patients presenting at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, with central neurological deficit of acute onset (<24 hours) had baseline investigations, including full blood count, blood glucose, serology for toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and HIV, ECG, echocardiogram, ultrasound of the carotid arteries, and computerized tomography scan of the brain...
May 2005: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Gopaliah Shivane Aditya, Anita Mahadevan, Vani Santosh, Yasha Thagadur Chickabasaviah, Chandramouli Bangalore Ashwathnarayanarao, Shankar Susarla Krishna
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common of the parasitic diseases affecting the CNS, with protean clinical manifestations. Stroke as a complication of NCC occurs in a very small percentage of cases, mostly involving small perforating vessels while major intracranial vessel involvement is extremely rare. The present report involves two autopsied cases of chronic cysticercal basal arachnoiditis causing large arterial territory infarcts and, in the second case, a hypothalamic mass. They were diagnosed and managed, clinically and by neuroimaging, as stroke and neurotuberculosis, respectively...
December 2004: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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