Neuro and intraocular cysticercosis: A clinicopathological case report
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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