Spinal neurocysticercosis.

  title={Spinal neurocysticercosis.},
  author={George A Alsina and J. Johnson and Duncan Q. McBride and Patrick R L Rhoten and Claudia Mehringer and John K Stokes},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={12 6},
Worldwide, cysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system. In endemic regions, the incidence of neurocysticercosis (NCC) approaches 4% of the general population. The disease is predominantly intracranial, the authors of most series generally report the incidence of spinal NCC as only 1.5 to 3% of all cases. Although spinal NCC is relatively rare, it represents a distinct clinical entity that can have devastating consequences for the patient. Because of the… CONTINUE READING


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