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Imaging in neurocysticercosis
  1. Balraj Dhesi1,
  2. Sumit J Karia1,
  3. Naghme Adab2,
  4. Sujit Nair1
  1. 1Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  2. 2Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr B Dhesi, Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK; balraj.dhesi{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic neurological infection caused by the ingestion of larvae from the adult tapeworm Taenia solium. We describe a man who presented with generalised tonic-clonic seizures. He had been previously diagnosed with epilepsy in Malawi, where he had emigrated from 2 years before this episode. An MRI was performed to further investigate the cause of his seizures, as no previous imaging had been performed. His initial MRI showed multiple characteristic cystic lesions in keeping with neurocysticercosis.

  • NEURORADIOLOGY
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • MRI

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