NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS IN ASPLENIC PATIENT, CASE REPORT

Ericson Dametto, Sinandra Zuffo, Michal Juhas, Manoj Kumar Malic

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Neurocysticercosis is an important cause of neurologic and psychiatric disorders; it is a frequent etiology for acquired epilepsy worldwide. The parasitic infection of Taenia solium (including larval dissemination to the nervous system) can be avoided by effective means of prevention. Nonetheless, this disease remains endemic in many regions of the world.
To demonstrate the importance of prophylaxis this paper reports the case of a patient without spleen, who was treated for neurocysticercosis manifested by epilepsy. In twenty years of follow up, the patient did not experience a repeat occurrence of neurocysticercosis, despite of immunological impairment (absence of spleen) and environmental
exposure (living in an endemic area). Prevention was guided by a regular use of anthelmintic (Albendazole) and health education.

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Neurologia

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