Neurocysticercosis in the United States: 35 cases and a review.

  title={Neurocysticercosis in the United States: 35 cases and a review.},
  author={M P Earnest and L. Barth Reller and Christopher M. Filley and A J Grek},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={9 5},
Neurocysticercosis has become more prominent in the United States in recent years because of an increase in immigration from endemic regions and because of improved ease of diagnosis with computed tomography (CT). Neurocysticercosis should be suspected in any patient from a high-risk region who has symptoms or signs of a central nervous system disorder, especially seizures, headaches, or signs of increased intracranial pressure. The best diagnostic test is CT of the head, which usually shows a… CONTINUE READING