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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 378--379

Transitory alexia without agraphia: A disconnection syndrome due to neurocysticercosis


Department in Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, India

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Surendra Misra
Department in Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005
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We describe a 65-year-old male who presented with acute onset inability to read, without any difficulty in writing. A clinical diagnosis of alexia without agraphia was made and the patient was subjected to routine investigations including contrast MRI. MRI showed a ring-enhancing lesion in left occipital area, suggestive of neurocysticercosis supported by quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay from purified cell fraction of taenia solium cysticerci (PCF­-ELISA). Patient was treated with albendazole and prednisolone for one week. The clinical manifestation as well as the radiological finding resolved after treatment.






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