Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis by detection of Taenia solium DNA using a global DNA screening platform.

@article{Harrington2009DiagnosisON,
  title={Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis by detection of Taenia solium DNA using a global DNA screening platform.},
  author={Amanda T. Harrington and Claire J Creutzfeldt and Dhruba J. Sengupta and Daniel R. Hoogestraat and Joseph Raymond Zunt and Brad T. Cookson},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={86-90}
}
Neurocysticercosis is caused by Taenia solium infection of the brain. Diagnosis is most often made by visualization of the parasitic scolex by magnetic resonance imaging of the brain or by characteristic neuroimaging findings with serologic test results positive for T. solium. A patient who presents with a solitary brain lesion usually poses a diagnostic dilemma, because the differential diagnosis often includes neurocysticercosis and other infections or neoplasm. Although the sensitivity of… CONTINUE READING
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