NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS: A CASE REPORT
Eman E. Taher and Hend El-Housseiny
Parasitology Department, Research Institute of Ophthalmology
Abu El-Reesh Hospital for Children, Cairo University
Cysticercosis is a common tropical disease in developing countries. One of its common manifestations is neurocysticercosis (NCC). We report an immunocompetent 11 years old child with neurocysticercosis. She presented with headache associated with drowsiness, anorexia and loss of weight as a first presentation. The patient had no significant past medical history. Later she had confusion, abnormal behavior, and weakness of both lower limbs to extent she cannot walk. She developed manifestations of increased intracranial tension (vomiting, blurring of vision and headache). CT scan and MRI were performed showing cerebral, cerebellar and brain stem intra-axial parenchymal space occupying lesions possibly granulomatous infectious disease.