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Neurocysticercosis Summary

Description: Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)

Also Known As: Brain Cysticercosis; Neurocysticercoses; Central Nervous System Cysticercosis; Cysticercosis, Brain; Cysticercosis, Central Nervous System

Networked: 561 relevant articles (44 outcomes, 73 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Neurocysticercosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Albendazole (Albenza) : 30 outcomes 23 studies in 125 results : FDA 1
  2. Praziquantel (Biltricide) : 21 outcomes 16 studies in 122 results : FDA 1
  3. Antigens : 4 outcomes 10 studies in 123 results : IBA
  4. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : FDA 77 Generic
  5. Glycoproteins (Glycoprotein) : 2 outcomes in 18 results : IBA
  6. lentil lectin : 2 outcomes in 5 results : IBA
  7. Antibodies : 1 outcome 12 studies in 81 results : IBA
  8. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results : IBA
  9. Anthelmintics : 1 outcome 2 studies in 7 results : IBA
  10. Prednisolone (Predate) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 55 Generic
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Diseases Related to Neurocysticercosis

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Cysts
  3. Cysticercosis
  4. Infection
  5. Intracranial Hypertension
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Key Therapies for Neurocysticercosis

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 study in 4 results
  2. Neuroendoscopes : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 5 results
  4. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt : 4 results
  5. Nursing Care : 2 results
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