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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 391--4

Neurocysticercosis presenting as stroke.


Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India., India

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S Jha
Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
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Stroke is a common but under recognized complication of neurocysticercosis (NCC). We report six patients having NCC who presented with stroke. All patients were young with no vascular risk factors. The arteritis which resulted in ischaemic infarct in these patients was related to the presence and severity of arachnoiditis. All patients responded well to steroids and albendazole therapy with minimal residual deficit.






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