An Unusual Cause of Seizure in Clinical Practice

Authors

  • A Hossain Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • QT Islam Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • MMR Siddiqui Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • YU Rahman Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • RA Shipa Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v12i2.8425

Keywords:

Neurocysticercosis, Taenia solium, seizure.

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.

Keyword: Neurocysticercosis, Taenia solium, seizure.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v12i2.8425

JOM 2011; 12(2): 177-179

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Hossain, A., Islam, Q., Siddiqui, M., Rahman, Y., & Shipa, R. (2011). An Unusual Cause of Seizure in Clinical Practice. Journal of Medicine, 12(2), 177–179. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v12i2.8425

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