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Neurocysticercosis / Cysticercosis of Brain

Neurocysticercosis happens when the eggs of the tapeworm are ingested (usually through poorly cooked meat) and infect the central nervous system and the brain. Neurocysticercosis is a common cause of epilepsy and seizures in developing nations.

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Febrile Fits - Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention
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Fainting / Syncope - Symptom Evaluation
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Epilepsy During Pregnancy - Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Treatment
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Christianson Syndrome - About Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment
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Absence Seizure - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
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