Journal Article

A Rare Presentation of Neurocysticercosis in a Young Child

Julius Xavier Scott, A. Devi, T. Sathish Kumar and Prabhakar D. Moses

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 51, issue 4, pages 254-255
Published in print August 2005 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2005 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmi004
A Rare Presentation of Neurocysticercosis in a Young Child

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Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system which manifests commonly as acute onset focal seizures. We report a rare clinical presentation of neurocysticercosis in a 1-year-old infant who presented with involuntary movements. Involuntary movements are not a common manifestation. Young children are rarely affected by this disease. In endemic areas, when a child presents with seizures or unusual neurological features and the CT scan shows contrast enhancing lesions or cystic lesions neurocysticercosis should be considered however young the child may be.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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