Neurocysticercosis in a 2-year-old boy infected at home.

@article{Brutto2012NeurocysticercosisIA,
  title={Neurocysticercosis in a 2-year-old boy infected at home.},
  author={Oscar H Del Brutto},
  journal={Pathogens and global health},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          122-3
        }
}
A 2-year-old boy presented with seizures and two parenchymal brain ring-enhancing lesions. Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis was confirmed by positive serology and response to albendazole therapy. The patients's mother was a Taenia solium carrier, who had most likely infected the child through the fecal-oral route. Household contacts should always be investigated in children with neurocysticercosis. Proper identification and treatment of Taenia solium carriers will reduce the risk of further… CONTINUE READING
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