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Reliability of Diagnostic Criteria for Neurocysticercosis for Patients with Ventricular Cystic Lesions or Granulomas: A systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Bustos, Javier A.
dc.contributor.author García, Hector H.
dc.contributor.author Del Brutto, Oscar H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T17:00:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T17:00:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4946
dc.description.abstract Intraventricular neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a severe form of NCC requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. We aimed to assess the reliability of the most recent version of diagnostic criteria for this form of NCC. Two systematic literature reviews were performed; one included case reports of patients with intraventricular cysticercosis and the other included case reports of patients with intraventricular cystic lesions or granulomas caused by infections other than NCC. All assessed cases were categorized according to the last revision of the long-standing Del Brutto's set of diagnostic criteria to determine its sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value for this form of NCC. The search disclosed 128 patients with intraventricular NCC and 41 with other infections. The set of diagnostic criteria classified as definitive NCC 93 cases with intraventricular NCC (sensitivity 72.7%, 95% CI, 63.9-79.9%), as well as four cases with other infections (specificity 90.2%, 95% CI, 75.9-96.8%). The positive and negative predictive values of the criteria were 0.96 (95% CI, 0.89-0.99) and 0.51 (95% CI, 0.39-0.63), respectively. The revised Del Brutto's set of diagnostic criteria for NCC is acceptably sensitive and highly specific for diagnosing patients with the ventricular form of the disease. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1476-1645
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Cerebral Ventricles/parasitology/pathology en_US
dc.subject Granuloma/diagnosis/parasitology/pathology en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Neurocysticercosis/diagnosis/parasitology/pathology en_US
dc.subject Sensitivity and Specificity en_US
dc.title Reliability of Diagnostic Criteria for Neurocysticercosis for Patients with Ventricular Cystic Lesions or Granulomas: A systematic review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/review
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0069
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.06


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