The perpetuation of this parasitic disease is related to poor sanitation and hygiene. There is no gender or race predilection and most symptomatic patients are aged years 4. There is a variable time interval between the point of infection and the onset of symptoms ranging from years. Infection, which leads to extra-intestinal disease including neurocysticercosis , usually occurs as a result of eating food or drinking water contaminated by human feces containing T. This is distinct from the 'normal' life cycle in which the undercooked pork is eaten and the larval cysts contained within, mature into adult intestinal tapeworm 3. Extra-intestinal infection undergoes specific clinical and imaging changes at it progresses through four stages of infection 1.

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The value of MRI in the diagnosis and management of neurocysticercosis. Singapore Med J ; American J Forensic Med Pathol ; Imaging of neurocysticercosis. Neuroimaging Clin N Am ;


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Spinal neurocysticercosis: imaging diagnosis, report of a clinical case. Recibido el 4 de octubre de , Aceptado el 14 de noviembre de The case of an adult patient who was treated for 3 years with a diagnosis of chronic low back pain, has a history of laminectomy surgery plus transpedicular fixation L5-S1, however the symptoms persists for which TC is requested from the lumbar region, and shows the deformation of vertebral body L4 with cord duct expansion to that level, MRI shows compatible findings with remaining arachnoiditis with cyst formation in lumbar spinal duct bone. The patient went to surgery for spinal lesion biopsy, has a good postoperative evolution and the anatomical pathology report concludes: The removal of lumbar spinal injury, spinal cysticercosis. We emphasize in the diagnostic imaging data, which includes several findings that are classified according to the stage where the disease is.


Developmental characteristics of Cysticercus cellulosae in the human brain and heart. Terra II ; Marlene A. Teixeira II. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of cysticercosis, to classify the developmental phases of cysticerci found in human brains and hearts, and differentiate these according to the macro and microscopic aspects of the general pathological processes, and to compare the process found in the brains and hearts.



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