CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurosci Rural Pract 2014; 05(S 01): S089-S092
DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.145224
Case Report
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

Disseminated neurocysticercosis presenting as isolated acute monocular painless vision loss

Gaurav M. Kasundra
Department of Neurology, Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
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Amita Narendra Bhargava
Department of Neurology, Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
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Bharat Bhushan
Department of Neurology, Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
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Subhakaran Khichar
Department of Neurology, Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
,
Isha Sood
1  Department of Medicine, Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College and Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
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Address for correspondence:

Dr. Gaurav Mansukhlal Kasundra
122, Subhash Nagar, Pal Road, Jodhpur - 342 008, Rajasthan
India.   

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 September 2019 (online)

 

ABSTRACT

Neurocysticercosis, the most common parasitic infection of the nervous system, is known to affect the brain, eyes, muscular tissues and subcutaneous tissues. However, it is very rare for patients with ocular cysts to have concomitant cerebral cysts. Also, the dominant clinical manifestation of patients with cerebral cysts is either seizures or headache. We report a patient who presented with acute monocular painless vision loss due to intraocular submacular cysticercosis, who on investigation had multiple cerebral parenchymal cysticercal cysts, but never had any seizures. Although such a vision loss after initiation of antiparasitic treatment has been mentioned previously, acute monocular vision loss as the presenting feature of ocular cysticercosis is rare. We present a brief review of literature along with this case report.


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Conflicts of interest

None declared.


Address for correspondence:

Dr. Gaurav Mansukhlal Kasundra
122, Subhash Nagar, Pal Road, Jodhpur - 342 008, Rajasthan
India.