Development of an animal model for neurocysticercosis: immune response in the central nervous system is characterized by a predominance of gamma delta T cells.

@article{Cardona1999DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an animal model for neurocysticercosis: immune response in the central nervous system is characterized by a predominance of gamma delta T cells.},
  author={Astrid E Cardona and Blanca I Restrepo and Juan M. Jaramillo and Judy M. Teale},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={162 2},
  pages={995-1002}
}
Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic disease of the central nervous system worldwide. It is caused by the metacestode form of the helminth Taenia solium. Study of the immune response in the human brain has been limited by the chronic progression of the disease, the influence of corticosteroid treatment, and the scarcity of patients who undergo surgical intervention. To better understand the immune response and associated pathology in neurocysticercosis, a mouse model was developed by… CONTINUE READING