Drugs for treating neurocysticercosis (tapeworm infection of the brain).

  title={Drugs for treating neurocysticercosis (tapeworm infection of the brain).},
  author={R. Alberto Salinas and Kameshwar Prasad},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Anthelminthic drugs may shrink brain cysts in neurocysticercosis, but can also cause severe adverse effects. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to assess the effects of drug treatment in human neurocysticercosis in relation to survival, cyst persistence, subsequent seizures and hydrocephalus. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group trials register and Medline. We contacted researchers and experts in the field and drug manufacturers. SELECTION… CONTINUE READING

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