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Updates on the management of neurocysticercosis

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dc.contributor.author White, A. Clinton
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Hector H.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T17:04:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T17:04:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4325
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is highlight recent developments regarding neurocysticercosis, including recently developed guidelines. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent diagnostic criteria highlight the importance of neuroimaging in establishing a diagnosis. Monoclonal antibody-based antigen detection and the enzyme-linked immunotransfer blot can be confirmatory. Management should be guided by the form of disease. Single enhancing lesions and one to two viable parenchymal cysticerci can be treated with short courses of albendazole and corticosteroid. Multiple parenchymal lesions should be treated with the combination of corticosteroids, albendazole, and praziquantel. Ventricular cysticerci should be removed when possible, often by minimally invasive surgery. Subarachnoid cysticercosis often requires prolonged courses of antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory treatment. SUMMARY: Neurocysticerocis represents a spectrum of disease that is a common cause of neurologic disease worldwide. Management needs to be guided by the number and location of the parasites and the host response. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1473-6527
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject UNAVAILABLE en_US
dc.title Updates on the management of neurocysticercosis en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/review
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1097/QCO.0000000000000480
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE

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