The causal relationship between neurocysticercosis infection and the development of epilepsy - a systematic review

@inproceedings{Gripper2017TheCR,
  title={The causal relationship between neurocysticercosis infection and the development of epilepsy - a systematic review},
  author={Lucy B. Gripper and Susan Christina Welburn},
  booktitle={Infectious diseases of poverty},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic infection of the human central nervous system, the most common form of which involves infection of the brain parenchyma with the larval form of the Taenia solium tapeworm. A causal relationship between such an NCC infection and the development of epilepsy in infected individuals is acknowledged, in part supported by high levels of comorbidity in endemic countries worldwide. METHODS This study undertook a systematic review and critical… CONTINUE READING
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