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Neuro and intraocular cysticercosis: A clinicopathological case report

Authors Das D, Deka S, Islam S, Deuri N, Deka P, Deka AC, Deka H, Buragohain SK, Bhattacharjee H

Published 16 March 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 39—42

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/EB.S8610

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Dipankar Das1, Satyen Deka1, Saidul Islam2, Nilutparna Deuri1, Panna Deka1, Akshay Chandra Deka1, Hemalata Deka1, Sanjoy Kumar Buragohain1, Harsha Bhattacharjee1

1Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India; 2Assam Veterinary Science College, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam, India

Abstract: Cysticercosis is one of the most common parasitic infestations in humans. Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the commonest parasitosis of the central nervous system (CNS), endemic in developing countries and is also seen in developed nations with high rates of immigration from prevalent areas. Co-infection of ocular tissue is also significant and often ophthalmologists come across these lesions in their clinical practice. The mode of treatment in NCC and that of intraocular cysticercosis is somewhat different as far as antiparasitic treatment is concerned. This case report highlights the proper management of this parasitic infestation which involved both eye and brain.
Keywords: neurocysticercosis, endemic, scolex, corticosteroid

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