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Can you explain what is neurocysticercosis?
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Neurocysticercosis
Infectious parasitic disease caused by ingesting eggs of pork Tapeworm from contaminated food.
It can lead to seizures.

In brief: Neurocysticercosis
Infectious parasitic disease caused by ingesting eggs of pork Tapeworm from contaminated food.
It can lead to seizures.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Neurocysticercosis
This is the invasion of the parasite commonly injested from infected and under cooked pork.
The parasite forms cysts. When inactive they may be silent, but when active they cause reactions around themselves and may cause seizures. The cysts calcify and may be found during the work up for seizrues. There are medications that can kill the parasite.

In brief: Neurocysticercosis
This is the invasion of the parasite commonly injested from infected and under cooked pork.
The parasite forms cysts. When inactive they may be silent, but when active they cause reactions around themselves and may cause seizures. The cysts calcify and may be found during the work up for seizrues. There are medications that can kill the parasite.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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