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Disease Neurocysticercosis

Name Neurocysticercosis
Synonyms Brain Cysticercosis | Central Nervous System Cysticercosis | Cysticercosis, Brain | Cysticercosis, Central Nervous System | Neurocysticercoses
Definition Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
Categories Nervous system disease | Parasitic disease
MeSH® ID D020019

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1. DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Helminthiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurocysticercosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Helminthiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Cestode Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Taeniasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Cysticercosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurocysticercosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Parasitic Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Helminthiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurocysticercosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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