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Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Yes

Those of us in southern us see lots of cistercercosis.
The tapeworm gets into muscle and the develops cysts in the brain. When the cysts break down, they cause a severe inflammation that causes seizures. The cysts are dying, but create epilepsy as they do. They may calcify and leave scars. Some resolve and seizures also resolve.

In brief: Yes

Those of us in southern us see lots of cistercercosis.
The tapeworm gets into muscle and the develops cysts in the brain. When the cysts break down, they cause a severe inflammation that causes seizures. The cysts are dying, but create epilepsy as they do. They may calcify and leave scars. Some resolve and seizures also resolve.
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Yes

One of the most common causes of seizures in migrant workers, when the larva enter the brain, but is not dead--to understand it you have to see the life cycle of cysticercosis.

In brief: Yes

One of the most common causes of seizures in migrant workers, when the larva enter the brain, but is not dead--to understand it you have to see the life cycle of cysticercosis.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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