Chapter: Diseases of The Brain and Nervous System(A Health Education Guide): Infectious diseases of the brain

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Neurocysticercosis

This is one of the widely known and perplexing parasitic diseases of the brain where the CT scan shows ring enhancing lesions like TB in the brain.

Neurocysticercosis :

This is one of the widely known and perplexing parasitic diseases of the brain where the CT scan shows ring enhancing lesions like TB in the brain. It is said that in our country the main reason for the seizures in younger generation is the infection of a parasite named cysticercus, which occurs due to eating meat or unwashed salads. In this case along with the medicines to control the seizures, albendezole or praziquantel are also given in a proper dose by the neurologist. Avoiding meat and salads or if possible eating after washing properly and heating at low temperature can help avoid this disease.




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