Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015
Clinical Profile of Childhood Neuro Cysticercosis
Dr. P. Yashodhara, Dr. B. Elizabeth
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a biological marker of poverty and underdevelopment 1. The frequency of this brain parasitic disease is probably high worldwide, as well as epilepsy, however, little is known about the natural history of the infection in humans. Both, NCC and epilepsy, are an increasing burden on the welfare and economy of developing countries2. This is why knowledge of these diseases should be improved, in order to prevent them. The anticysticercal drugs alben-dazole and praziquantel have been extensively used, and found to be effective for all types of neurocysticercosis. However, recently con-troversy has been raised about their safety, and long-term clinical usefulness. Preventive health measures, such as provision of safe drinking water and excretion disposal, still offer the best ways to manage this disease.
Keywords: neurocysticercosis, seizures, CT brain, ring enhancing lesions, Albendazole
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015
Pages: 1963 - 1966
How to Cite this Article?
Dr. P. Yashodhara, Dr. B. Elizabeth, "Clinical Profile of Childhood Neuro Cysticercosis", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SUB15762, Volume 4 Issue 1, January 2015, 1963 - 1966
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