No Sass files were modified. Time elapsed 0.001 seconds

Neurocysticercosis presenting as a 'Stroke Mimic'.


  • Therapies and Specialist Rehabilitation

Document Type

Published Date

  • 2016


  • A 62 year old Nepalese gentleman presented with left sided weakness and sensory loss. Initial brain CT scanning was suggestive of acute infarction but a subsequent MRI scan showed cysts with oedema. Cysticercosis serology was positive and a diagnosis of neurocysticercosis was made. The patient made almost a complete recovery after treatment with albendazole, praziquantel and steroids. Neurocysticercosis should be considered in the diffierential diagnosis when patients originating from endemic areas present with focal neurological deficit.
Back to Top