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Neurocysticercosis
Pathology
Type

Parasitic infection of the Central Nervous System

Cause(s)

Larvae of the tapeworm, Taeina Solium.

Symptoms

Headaches, Seizures

Treatments

Steroid Anti-Inflammatory medication, Praziquantel or Albendazole both Anti-parasitic drugs.

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Appearances

Pilot

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Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system worldwide. It is caused by larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium, and the worms form cysts in within the body. This tapeworm is usually found in pork, but can be killed by cooking your food to the right temperature, or by freezing it for a prolonged period of time.

Cysticercosis at Wikipedia.

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