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Spot the diagnosis and answer a few questions on the disease, MRI of a young boy with convulsions.
 
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Neurocysticercosis


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QUESTION-ANSWER SESSION

1. How does one get cysticercosis

2. Do fresh water fish and salmon carry tapeworm

3. Where does the adult tapeworm live?

4. What is the shape of cysticercosis in muscle?

 







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Ans 1 : Through tapeworm infection by eating raw or undercooked meat of infected animals, T. saginata (beef) and T. solium (portk), and also throught unwashed, infected vegetables.

Ans 2 : Yes, Diphyllobothrium latum

Ans 3: In man in the upper jejunum. The eggs hatch in the intestine and larvae migrate into the tissues. If any migration occurs to the brain, it causes neurocysticercosis.

 Ans 4: Oval

 

 



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5.Encephalitic form of neurocysticercosis is common in children or adults?

6. How does cysticercosis look on CT

7. What is the treatment of choice?








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ANS 5: Children

ANS 6: It shows a ring - enhancing lesion with surrounding edema and may show an eccentrically placed hyperdense scolex (common finding)

ANS 7 : Albendazole