Neuroscience and Medicine

Volume 4, Issue 4 (December 2013)

ISSN Print: 2158-2912   ISSN Online: 2158-2947

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Neurocysticercosis in Iran: An Unexpected Case and Literature Review

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DOI: 10.4236/nm.2013.44030    3,731 Downloads   5,590 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Neurocysticercosis is a significant public health issue worldwide. Even though cysticercosis was once thought to have been eradicated in the United States, it is currently a growing public health problem in the United States, and immigrants from endemic areas are at the highest risk of acquiring this disease. In Iran, there was no report from this worrisome infection. The clinical presentation of neurocysticercosis is variable and vague. In this article, we will explain a case of neurocysticercosis encountered in the Shohada Hospital pathology department, and then we will review neurologic and radiologic symptoms, laboratory and pathologic findings, as well as medication for treatment, briefly.

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Z. Farahani, A. Moradi, A. Sedighi and M. Soleimani, "Neurocysticercosis in Iran: An Unexpected Case and Literature Review," Neuroscience and Medicine, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 189-193. doi: 10.4236/nm.2013.44030.

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