Neurocysticercosis in a patient in Canada

Burneo, Jorge G.; Plener, Ian; Garcia, Hector H.
March 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/17/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 6, p639
Academic Journal
The article reports on the diagnosis given to a 51-year-old man who was suffering tonic-clonic seizure after he returned to Canada from a trip to Mexico. It provides information on the results of the laboratory tests undergone by the patient, which are computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging. It reveals that mild leukocytosis and 2 cystic lesions were observed in the patient's left frontal area. According to the results, the patient was diagnosed with neurocysticerosis, a kind of parasitic disease that affects the nervous system. The patient was treated with cysticidal drugs, including dexamethasone, albendazole and phenytoin.


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