Neurocysticercosis: a review of current status and management.

  title={Neurocysticercosis: a review of current status and management.},
  author={Sumit Sinha and Bhawani Shankar Sharma},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={16 7},
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is an infection of the brain and its coverings by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. It is the most common helminthic infestation of the central nervous system and a leading cause of acquired epilepsy worldwide. NCC induces neurological syndromes that vary from an asymptomatic infection to sudden death. Neuroimaging is the mainstay of diagnosis. The diagnosis is suggested in patients living in endemic areas with typical CT scan findings and a compatible… CONTINUE READING