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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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Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy - Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment & Prevention
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a form of generalized seizure characterized by sudden jerky movements of both arms and shoulders, usually just after waking up... Read More
Febrile Fits - Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention
High fever in kids can cause convulsions and are called febrile fits that do not include the seizures that occur as a result of brain infection... Read More
Fainting / Syncope - Symptom Evaluation
Fainting or syncope is characterized by transient loss of consciousness and a spontaneous recovery... Read More
Epilepsy During Pregnancy - Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Treatment
Seizures or epilepsy during pregnancy can be fatal for both the mother and child and needs urgent medical intervention. The reasons are often unknown... Read More
Dravet Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention
The result of a rare genetic mutation, Dravet syndrome is an unusual case of epilepsy in children... Read More
Neurocysticercosis / Cysticercosis of Brain / Pork Tapeworm - Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment FAQs
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Christianson Syndrome - About Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment
Christianson syndrome is a condition that occurs due to mutations (abnormal changes) in the gene SLC9A6 that is present on X chromosome. It primarily affects the nervous system... Read More
Absence Seizure - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Absence seizure (petit mal epilepsy) involves sudden lapse in consciousness and staring blankly into space, the episodes lasting less than 15 seconds... Read More



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