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CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 110

Comment on: Neurocysticercosis presenting as Parkinsonism


1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Date of Submission21-Jan-2014
Date of Decision27-Jan-2014
Date of Acceptance03-Feb-2014
Date of Web Publication7-Mar-2014

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.128361

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Comment on: Neurocysticercosis presenting as Parkinsonism. Neurol India 2014;62:110

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Comment on: Neurocysticercosis presenting as Parkinsonism. Neurol India [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jan 29];62:110. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2014/62/1/110/128361


Sir,

The recent report on "neurocysticercosis presenting as Parkinsonism" is very interesting. [1] A study by Verma et al. noted that their report is probably the first case series in which anatomically symmetric cysticercal lesions within basal ganglia were associated with a clinical syndrome of parkinsonism. [1] Indeed, neurocysticercosis at basal ganglion is not rare. It is apparently that the present case is not the first case of basal ganglia neurocysticercosis with Parkinsonism. At least, another case was previously reported by Cavalcanti. [2] In addition, Cosentino et al. noted that basal ganglia localization is common in neurocysticercosis but it is rarely associated with clinical manifestations. [3] Therefore, it is questionable whether the present cases are only accidental concomitant findings or not.

 
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1.Verma R, Anand KS, Sharma BB, Garg J. Neurocysticercosis presenting as Parkinsonism. Neurol India 2013;61:656-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Cavalcanti CE. Calcified cysticerci in basal ganglia and Parkinson′s syndrome: Report of a case. Arq Neuropsiquiatr 1984;42:183-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Cosentino C, Velez M, Torres L, Garcia HH, Cysticercosis Working Group in Perú. Cysticercosis lesions in basal ganglia are common but clinically silent. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2002;104:57-60.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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