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Neurocysticercosis : Albendazole Vs. Carbamazepine


Cysticercosis, is an infection which results from the ingestion of the eggs of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. The eggs are usually found in fecally-contaminated water or food. Autoinfection as a result of the entry of eggs into stomach due to retroperistalsis or as a result of accidental ingestion of eggs from the host's own feces due to contaminated hands is also possible.Neurocysticercosis, is when the brain or spinal cord (central nervous system CNS) is affected by the larval stage of T. solium , neurocysticercosis is the most common helminthic (tapeworm) infestation to affect the CNS worldwide and is the prime cause of acquired epilepsy.

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