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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Management Strategies and Outcomes in Adult Spinal Neurocysticercosis.

Umaru Barrie, Olatunde Badejo, Salah G Aoun, Emmanuel Adeyemo, Nicole Moler, Zachary K Christian, James P Caruso, Tarek Y El Ahmadieh, Vin Shen Ban, Matthew C MacAllister, Valery Peinado Reyes, Kristen Hall, Louis Whitworth, Carlos A Bagley,

OBJECTIVE:Spinal involvement in neurocysticercosis is rare and can lead to debilitating injury if not diagnosed and treated early. We aimed to provide the reader with a thorough analysis of the best available evidence regarding patient characteristics, optimal treatment modality and outcomes in cases of spinal neurocysticercosis. Methods A systematic review ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2020, :]

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Prevalence and risk factors for neurocysticercosis in children with a first-onset seizure in rural North India.

Amit Kumar Mital, Priyanka Choudhary, R B Jain,

Background: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic infection acquired by consuming food and water contaminated by the faeces of a Taenia solium tapeworm carrier. It is an important cause of acquired seizures and also the common identifiable cause of new-onset seizures in children.Methods: A hospital-based prospective cross-sectional study of NCC was ... Read more >>

Paediatr Int Child Health (Paediatrics and international child health)
[2020, :1-8]

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Quantitative assessment of lesion load and efficacy of 3 cycles of albendazole in disseminated cysticercosis: a prospective evaluation.

Sudhakar Pandey, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Kiran Preet Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Imran Rizvi, Amita Jain, Neera Kohli, Rajesh Verma, Praveen Sharma, Ravi Uniyal, Shweta Pandey,

BACKGROUND:The management of disseminated cysticercosis is unclear and largely considered hazardous. The role of albendazole remains controversial in such patients. METHODS:A tertiary care, University hospital-based prospective intervention study was conducted from December 2015 to December 2017. Patients with disseminated cysticercosis, defined as the presence of multiple viable neurocysticerci (≥ 3) ... Read more >>

BMC Infect. Dis. (BMC infectious diseases)
[2020, 20(1):220]

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Histopathologic evaluation of experimental murine neurocysticercosis after treatment with albendazole/nitazoxanide combination.

Guilherme A Sampaio, Larissa V Zago, Nayana F de Lima, Guaraciara de A Picanço, Ruy de S Lino Júnior, Marina C Vinaud,

Parasitology (Parasitology)
[2020, :1-23]

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Intramedullary Neurocysticercosis Mimicking Cord Tumor.

Kamlesh Jobanputra, Karuna Raj, Frank Yu, Amit Agarwal,

Isolated spinal intramedullary involvement by neurocysticercosis is extremely rare. We report a case of a Hispanic female with right-sided weakness, magnetic resonance imaging showing cervical intramedullary lesion. Surgery was performed due to the progressive nature of symptoms. The cervical cord lesion was completely removed; pathology was consistent with degenerated cysticercosis. ... Read more >>

J Clin Imaging Sci (Journal of clinical imaging science)
[2020, 10:7]

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Metabolic effects of anthelminthic drugs in the larval stage of the cestode Taenia crassiceps, cysticercosis experimental model - A review.

Marina C Vinaud, Javier Ambrosio,

Taenia crassiceps is an experimental model used for cysticercosis studies and has suffered metabolic analyzes regarding the effect of anthelminthic drugs. The metabolic analyses are useful tools to determine the drugs mode of action and the parasite`s survival mechanisms. The energetic pathways are good candidates for this kind of approach ... Read more >>

Acta Trop. (Acta tropica)
[2020, 206:105448]

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Next-generation sequencing of cerebrospinal fluid for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis.

Xiaofei Fei, Chaoyang Li, Yun Zhang, Hongya Zhang, Xuewu Liu, Xinchao Ji, Yajun Shi, Na Liu, Mengli Wu, Fang Du, Yining Yang, Wen Dai, TingTing Liu, Ying He, Ting Bian, Huimin Zhou, Xingyue An, Zheng Cai, Jian Shi, Guodong Feng, Ming Shi, Gang Zhao,

OBJECTIVE:Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic disease of the human central nervous system (CNS). However, a diagnosis of NCC may be hard to make if the specific clinical and routine neuroimaging manifestations are lacking, which hinders physicians from considering further immunodiagnostic tests. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Seven patients presented with fever, ... Read more >>

Clin Neurol Neurosurg (Clinical neurology and neurosurgery)
[2020, 193:105752]

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Pattern of Comorbid Headache Among Children with Epilepsy Treated for Neurocysticercosis.

Hitesh Bhatia, Radhamohan Rana, Riya Goyal, Virender Kumar Gehlawat, Jaya Shankar Kaushik,

The present cross-sectional study was designed to describe the pattern of comorbid headache among children with epilepsy (CWE) secondary to neurocysticercosis (NCC). Children aged 6 to 14 y (n = 70) already diagnosed with neurocysticercosis on a minimum follow-up of six months were consecutively enroled in the study over a period of four ... Read more >>

Indian J Pediatr (Indian journal of pediatrics)
[2020, :]

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Course and prognosis of adult-onset epilepsy in Brazil: A cohort study.

Ana Letícia F Caprara, Jamir P Rissardo, Martim T B Leite, Juliana O F Silveira, Paulo G M Jauris, Josi Arend, Aline Kegler, Luiz Fernando Freire Royes, Michele Rechia Fighera,

BACKGROUND:Most of the epilepsy longitudinal studies have analyzed children. However, in endemic regions, such as Brazil, neurocysticercosis accounts for many adult-onset epilepsy cases. So, the main objective of this study was to identify the clinical predictors associated with drug-resistant adult-onset epilepsy in Brazil during a long-term follow-up. METHODS:We followed 302 ... Read more >>

Epilepsy Behav (Epilepsy & behavior : E&B)
[2020, 105:106969]

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A seroepidemiological study of bovine cysticercosis in Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Nyoman Sadra Dharmawan, I. Made Damriyasa, I. Gede Mahardika, Kadek Swastika, Luh Putu Hartiningsih, Kadek Karang Agustina,

Background and Aim:Taenia saginata hazardously affects human and animal health. The distribution of this disease is found almost all over the world. The study aimed to obtain epidemiological information concerning prevalence and the distribution of bovine cysticercosis in Bali and Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.Materials and Methods:A total of 267 community-owned Bali ... Read more >>

Vet World (Veterinary World)
[2020, 13(2):284-289]

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of bovine cysticercosis in Brazil: current knowledge and way forward.

Gabriel Augusto Marques Rossi, Inge Van Damme, Sarah Gabriël,

BACKGROUND:Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis has been well studied in several countries. Brazil is one of the most important beef exporting countries and has one of the highest cattle population size in the world. In this country, bovine cysticercosis (BCC) remains the most frequent reported zoonosis detected during post-mortem inspection, resulting in ... Read more >>

Parasit Vectors (Parasites & vectors)
[2020, 13(1):92]

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Consumer knowledge and practices to pork safety in two Taenia solium cysticercosis endemic districts in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

Msawenkosi I Sithole, Johan L Bekker, Samson Mukaratirwa,

BACKGROUND:Globally, Taenia solium can cause cysticercosis in humans (including neurocysticercosis) and in pigs through ingestion of eggs and taeniasis in humans through ingestion of raw/undercooked pork contaminated with mature cysts. It is now recognised globally as one of the most prevalent food-borne parasitic diseases. The majority of cases have been ... Read more >>

BMC Infect. Dis. (BMC infectious diseases)
[2020, 20(1):107]

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Demyelination in experimental intraventricular neurocysticercosis.

Vania Beatriz Lopes Moura, Analia Cirqueira Milhomem, Sarah Buzaim Lima, Hidelberto Matos-Silva, Denis Masashi Sugita, Mariana Clare Vinaud, Ruy de Souza Lino-Júnior,

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is classified as a neglected tropical disease, which affects mainly Latin America and Africa in spite of some reports in North America and Europe. NCC represents the cause of up to 30% of the reported cases of epilepsy in endemic countries. The NCC injuries present direct relation to ... Read more >>

Arq Neuropsiquiatr (Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria)
[2020, 78(2):103-111]

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Modelling for Taenia solium control strategies beyond 2020.

Matthew A Dixon, Uffe C Braae, Peter Winskill, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Chiara Trevisan, Inge Van Damme, Martin Walker, Jonathan I D Hamley, Sylvia N Ramiandrasoa, Veronika Schmidt, Sarah Gabriël, Wendy Harrison, Maria-Gloria Basáñez,

The cestode Taenia solium is responsible for a considerable cross-sectoral health and economic burden due to human neurocysticercosis and porcine cysticercosis. The 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) roadmap for neglected tropical diseases called for the development of a validated strategy for control of T. solium; however, such a strategy is not ... Read more >>

Bull. World Health Organ. (Bulletin of the World Health Organization)
[2020, 98(3):198-205]

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Epidemiology and surveillance of human (neuro)cysticercosis in Europe: is enhanced surveillance required?

Annette Abraham, Veronika Schmidt, Miriam Kaminski, Dominik Stelzle, Robert De Meijere, Javier Bustos, Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu, Hector Hugo Garcia, Branko Bobić, Carmen Cretu, Peter Chiodini, Gunita Deksne, Veronique Dermauw, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Pierre Dorny, Ana Fonseca, Sarah Gabriël, Maria Angeles Gómez-Morales, István Kucsera, Minerva Laranjo-González, Chiara Trevisan, Manuela Vilhena, Naomi F Walker, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Andrea Sylvia Winkler,

OBJECTIVES:To report on relevant national surveillance systems of (N)CC and taeniasis (the infection with the adult tapeworm) in the European Union/European Economic Area and to assess the magnitude of (N)CC occurrence by retrieving information on cases for the period 2000-2016. METHODS:(N)CC cases were retrieved via national reporting systems, a systematic ... Read more >>

Trop. Med. Int. Health (Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH)
[2020, :]

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Isolated breast cysticercosis.

Veenu Singla, Kannan Murugesan, Anupam Kumar Singh, Nidhi Prabhakar, Saroj Kant Sinha, Tulika Singh, Pranab Dey,

Breast J (The breast journal)
[2020, :]

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The rolling cyst: migrating intraventricular neurocysticercosis-a case-based update.

Valentina Baro, Mariagiulia Anglani, Francesco Martinolli, Andrea Landi, Domenico d'Avella, Luca Denaro,

BACKGROUND:Neurocysticercosis is the most frequent parasitic disease of the central nervous system, and its incidence in the developed countries is increasing due to immigration and travels from endemic areas. The intraventricular location has been found to involve up to 61.3% of the patients; moreover, only 22 cases of migrating intraventricular ... Read more >>

Childs Nerv Syst (Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery)
[2020, 36(4):669-677]

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Development of multi-epitope chimeric vaccine against Taenia solium by exploring its proteome: an in silico approach.

Rimanpreet Kaur, Naina Arora, Majeed Abdulwahid Jamakhani, Shelvia Malik, Pramod Kumar, Farhan Anjum, Shweta Tripathi, Amit Mishra, Amit Prasad,

Objective: Taenia solium is a neglected tropical disease; larvae of this parasite infect central nervous system i.e. Neurocysticercosis, and adults mature and survive into intestine i.e. Taeniasis. Globally more than 50 million people are at the risk of infection. This is one of the main etiological agents for onset of new early epilepsy in developing countries. ... Read more >>

Expert Rev Vaccines (Expert review of vaccines)
[2020, 19(1):105-114]

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[Imported infections of the central nervous system : Migration and travel neurology].

Erich Schmutzhard, Bettina Pfausler,

The numbers of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers reached an unprecedented high in Europe in 2015 and 2016 but in 2019 they are back to the average numbers of the last 30 years. In contrast, frequencies of international and intercontinental travelers have continuously increased over the past decades and will ... Read more >>

Nervenarzt (Der Nervenarzt)
[2020, 91(2):161-169]

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Neurocysticercosis in people with epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence and strength of association.

Lukman Femi Owolabi, Bappa Adamu, Abubakar Muhammed Jibo, Shakirah Desola Owolabi, Adamu Isa Imam, Ibrahim Daiyyabu Alhaji,

PURPOSE:We analyzed studies on neurocysticercosis (NCC) and epilepsy across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to determine the prevalence of NCC in people with epilepsy (PWE) and the strength of association of NCC with epilepsy in the region. METHODS:We conducted a systematic review of the existing literature on NCC and epilepsy in SSA. ... Read more >>

Seizure (Seizure)
[2020, 76:1-11]

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Optimal Treatment for Subarachnoid Neurocysticercosis: Closer, but Not There yet.

A Clinton White, Agnes Fleury,

Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. (The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene)
[2020, 102(1):1-2]

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Symposium report: emerging threats for human health - impact of socioeconomic and climate change on zooanthroponosis in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.

Irene Huber, Katerina Potapova, Elena Ammosova, Wolfgang Beyer, Sergey Blagodatskiy, Roman Desyatkin, Ludwig E Hoelzle, Margarita Ignateva, Ludmila Kokolova, Stefanie Lemke, Mikhail Neustroev, Ayan Nyukkanov, Galina Protodyakonova, Alexander Reshetnikov, Thomas Romig, Vyacheslav Shadrin, Izabella Samoilova, Sergey Semenov, Konstantin Stepanov, Nadezhda Tarabukina, Liliia Vinokurova, Raisa Zakharova, Konstantin Nifontov,

Population growth, socio-cultural and economic changes as well as technological progress have an immediate impact on the environment and human health in particular. Our steadily rising needs of resources increase the pressure on the environment and narrow down untainted habitats for plants and wild animals. Balance and resilience of ecosystems ... Read more >>

Int J Circumpolar Health (International journal of circumpolar health)
[2020, 79(1):1715698]

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Optic Nerve Cysticercosis at the Orbital Apex.

Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi,

J Ophthalmic Vis Res (Journal of ophthalmic & vision research)
[2020, 15(1):121]

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Surgical Management of Extraocular Muscle Cysticercosis Causing Optic Foramen Syndrome.

Rajnish Kumar Patidar, Suryanarayanan Bhaskar, Jaskaran Singh Gosal, Mayank Garg, Deepak Kumar Jha, Poonam Elhence,

Extraocular muscle cysticercosis usually presents with proptosis and restriction of eyeball movements. However, it can cause vision loss by compression of the optic nerve at the optic foramen in infrequent circumstances. We report a rare case with an unusual manifestation of ptosis, proptosis, lateral rectus palsy, and acute vision loss ... Read more >>

Asian J Neurosurg (Asian journal of neurosurgery)
[2020, 15(1):165-167]

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High frequency of Taenia solium antigen positivity in patients admitted for neurological disorders in the Rural Hospital of Mosango, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Deby MUKENDI, Jean-Roger Kalo, Pascal Lutumba, Barbara Barbé, Jan Jacobs, Cedric Yansouni, Sarah Gabriël, Pierre Dorny, François Chappuis, Marleen Boelaert, Andrea Winkler, Kristiern Verdonck, Emmanuel Bottieau,

<title>Abstract</title> <p> Background The epidemiology of human cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis, caused by the larval stage of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium, is not well known in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As part of an etiological study, we consecutively evaluated from 2012 to 2016 all patients older ... Read more >>

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