Pre-treatment with corticosteroids and a single cycle of high dose albendazole for subarachnoidal cysticercosis

Márquez-Caraveo, C.; Góngora-Rivera, F.; Zambrano, J. Santos; Hernández, R.; Soto-hernández, J. L.; Márquez-Caraveo, C; Góngora-Rivera, F; Santos Zambrano, J; Hernández, R; Soto-Hernández, J L
June 2004
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jun2004, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p938
Academic Journal
clinical trial
Cysticercosis is a common parasitic disease of the central nervous system and a pleomorphic neurological disorder. It is an endemic problem in developing countries and is now increasing in industrialised nations. In Mexico neurocysticercosis is one of the main reasons for neurological consultation and the first cause of epilepsy in adults. The treatment of neurocysticercosis is controversial and depends on the clinical and neuroimaging features, as well as the extent and severity of the associated inflammatory reaction.


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