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Taenia martis is a tapeworm affecting mustelids, with rodents serving as intermediate hosts. The larval stage (cysticercus) has been found before only rarely in humans or primates. We hereby describe a case of cerebral T. martis cysticercosis in a French immunocompetent patient, confirmed by DNA analyses of biopsy material.
INTRODUCTION Nervous system involvement occurs in 5 to 15% of the patients with sarcoidosis. Neurosarcoidosis remains very difficult to diagnose because clinical presentation and imaging characteristics lack specificity. OBSERVATION We report a 26-year-old man who gradually developed headaches, memory disturbance and epilepsy. CT-scan and MRI showed a… (More)
Epilepsy is a common disorder but diagnosis remains largely clinical. Although MRI and EEG significantly aid the diagnosis of epilepsy, these techniques may also be misleading and indicate abnormalities not related to phenomenology. Consequences of erroneous diagnosis of epilepsy may lead to aggressive and escalating pharmacotherapy with potentially serious… (More)