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What is Neurocysticercosis?

What is Neurocysticercosis?

  • Neurocysticercosis: Brain/CNS infection with the tapeworm Cysticercosis.
  • Neurocysticercosis: Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
    Source - Diseases Database

Neurocysticercosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurocysticercosis, or a subtype of Neurocysticercosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neurocysticercosis: Introduction

Types of Neurocysticercosis:

Broader types of Neurocysticercosis:

How serious is Neurocysticercosis?

Complications of Neurocysticercosis: see complications of Neurocysticercosis

What causes Neurocysticercosis?

Causes of Neurocysticercosis: see causes of Neurocysticercosis
Risk factors for Neurocysticercosis: see risk factors for Neurocysticercosis

What are the symptoms of Neurocysticercosis?

Symptoms of Neurocysticercosis: see symptoms of Neurocysticercosis

Complications of Neurocysticercosis: see complications of Neurocysticercosis

Incubation period for Neurocysticercosis: months to years

Can anyone else get Neurocysticercosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Neurocysticercosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Neurocysticercosis

Neurocysticercosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neurocysticercosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neurocysticercosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neurocysticercosis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neurocysticercosis.
Treatments for Neurocysticercosis: see treatments for Neurocysticercosis
Research for Neurocysticercosis: see research for Neurocysticercosis

Organs Affected by Neurocysticercosis:

Organs and body systems related to Neurocysticercosis include:

Name and Aliases of Neurocysticercosis

Main name of condition: Neurocysticercosis

Class of Condition for Neurocysticercosis: parasite worm

Other names or spellings for Neurocysticercosis:

Cerebral cysticercosis Source - Diseases Database

Submacular Cysticercosis, Taeniasis, Cysticercosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neurocysticercosis: Related Conditions

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