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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-94

Clinical and Laboratory analysis of neurocysticercosis in Children

Departments of Parasitology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh 160 012, India

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P Sharma
Departments of Parasitology Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh 160 012
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ABSTRACT: Very few reports are available in the literature regarding neurocysticercosis in children. We herewith report the retrospective clinical and laboratory analysis of 1775 children suspected clinically of neurocysticercosis and later confirmed either surgically or by biopsy examination. One hundred and seventy seropositive children were analysed for age, sex and clinical presentation. Majority of seropositive children were in the age group of 6-15 years and males. Generalised epilepsy was the most common clinical presentation. Geometric mean cysticercus haemagglutination titres were significantly higher in 16 confirmed patients of neurocysticercosis as compared to patients with other neurological disorders and normal controls. Analysis indicates that neurocysticercosis should be suspected in every child with seizures and seroepidemiological study may be concluded for the ultimate control of the disease.

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