Clinical characteristics and management of neurocysticercosis patients: a retrospective assessment of case reports from Europe.

Last updated on 17-3-2023 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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OBJECTIVES: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. NCC mainly occurs in Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia and can cause a variety of clinical signs/symptoms. Although it is a rare disease in Europe, it should nonetheless be considered as a differential diagnosis. The aim of this study was to describe clinical characteristics and management of patients with NCC diagnosed and treated in Europe. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of published and unpublished data on patients diagnosed with NCC in Europe (2000-…

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