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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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MAQUERA-AFARAY, Julio; CAPAQUIRA, Edwin  and  CONDE, Li. Disseminated cysticercosis: report of a case in Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.2, pp.370-374. ISSN 1726-4634.

Cysticercosis is a neglected and endemic disease in Peru that commonly affects the central nervous system (CNS), causing neurocysticercosis (NCC). However, only a few reports of disseminated cysticercosis (DCC) exist in the world. In this article we present a case report of a male, 82 year old patient from the department of Junin (Peru). He presented a sudden loss of consciousness associated with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. CT scan and brain MRI showed multiple cystic lesions with scolex presence inside and compatible with massive NCC. Thoracic, abdominal and pelvic MRI showed multi-organ dissemination of cysticerci. Although there is little therapeutic experience in cases of DCC, the patient received deworming treatment with albendazole and corticoids, in this way a favorable clinical outcome was achieved without complications during hospitalization

Keywords : Cysticercosis; Taenia solium; Peru, neurocysticercosis.

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