CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Epilepsy 2017; 04(02): 174-180
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijep.2017.10.002
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Disseminated cysticercosis and role of spin echo short tau inversion recovery sequence imaging: Case based review

Lakshmi Narasimhan Ranganathan
Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
,
Venkatraman Karthikeayan
Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
,
Arun Shivaraman MM
Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
,
Guhan R.
Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
,
Venkateswaran KJ
Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
,
Thamil Pavai N
Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
,
Manmohan Mehndiratta
Janakpuri Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi, India
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Publication History

Received: 24 May 2017

Accepted: 12 October 2017

Publication Date:
10 May 2018 (online)

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Introduction

Disseminated Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic infection by the larval stage of the pork tape worm Taenia solium. It presents predominantly with neurological and extra neurological symptoms. Neurocysticercosis is involvement of the central nervous system by the encysted larval stage, ‘cysticercus cellulosae’ of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. Neurocysticercosis is widely prevalent in the tropic. It is one of the commonest causes of adult onset seizure in tropics. In this report we discuss two cases of disseminated cysticercosis and the current concepts in the imaging and management of disseminated cysticercosis.