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An Unusual Cause of Seizure in Clinical Practice

Hossain, A; Islam, QT; Siddiqui, MMR; Rahman, YU; Shipa, RA; (2011) An Unusual Cause of Seizure in Clinical Practice. Journal of Medicine , 12 (2) pp. 177-179. 10.3329/jom.v12i2.8425. Green open access

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Abstract

Neurocysticercosis (NCC), the infection caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium, is the most common parasitic disease of the nervous system (NS) in humans, where it is the leading cause of late-onset seizures in the endemic areas. Fortunately it is still rare in Bangladesh due to some religious binding in eating pork. Here we present a young man who came to us with Neurocysticercosis as the cause of recurrent seizure and various neurological manifestations.

Type: Article
Title: An Unusual Cause of Seizure in Clinical Practice
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3329/jom.v12i2.8425
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v12i2.8425
Language: English
Additional information: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Keywords: Neurocysticercosis, Taenia solium, seizure
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inflammation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130551
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