Seizures

Do neurocysticercosis-related seizures lead to epilepsy and what is the long-term impact of treatment?

Do neurocysticercosis-related seizures lead to epilepsy and what is the long-term impact of treatment?
August 5, 2019 Neurocysticercosis, an infection of the brain with pork tapeworm larvae, is highly endemic in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia, and increasingly common in developed countries like the U.S. due to immigration. The larvae form cysts in the brain, which can cause a variety of neurological symptoms, seizures being the most common. Previous literature has suggested that neurocysticercosis is an important cause of epilepsy in developing countries where it is endemic. The standard treatment for neurocysticercosis is antiparasitic medication, such as albendazole, although...
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