Racemose Neurocysticercosis: A Rare Cause of Chronic Meningitis

Kumar, S and Sharma, A and Sharma, S and Sharma, A (2014) Racemose Neurocysticercosis: A Rare Cause of Chronic Meningitis. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic disease of the nervous system and is the main cause of acquired epilepsy in developing countries. Clinical manifestations result from inflammatory response to cyst degeneration, mass effect, obstruction of CSF pathway or residual scarring but are related to the numbers, size and location of lesions and the severity of host's immune response. The subarachnoid/cisternal form of NCC and majority of the intraventricular NCC are of racemose type, and differ from more common cysticercus cellulose in that they are larger, appear as multiloculated cysts and lack scolex. Racemose NCC is uncommon in India. We are reporting a patient presenting as chronic meningitis due to racemose NCC.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Neurocysticercosis; Racemose; Chronic meningitis; Cysticerci
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9734
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:11 Jul 2016 15:45
Last Modified:11 Jul 2016 15:45

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