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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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Modified Atkins Diet: All You Need to Know
Modified Atkins diet designed for weight loss and to treat seizures is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Discover how this diet is different from the ketogenic diet. .. Read More
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 In Children | Seizures In Children - Causes, Complications, Types, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Epilepsy or seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain and seen fairly commonly in children. Symptoms can be highly variable and parents should seek prompt medical advice to treat the condition.. 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
DOOR Syndrome | Rare Genetic Disorder - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
DOOR syndrome is a rare genetic disorder marked by deafness, short or absent fingernails, abnormal development of digits, and intellectual impairment. It is non-progressive and treatment is mainly supportive... Read More
Neurocysticercosis / Cysticercosis of Brain / Pork Tapeworm - Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment FAQs
Neurocysticercosis or Cysticercosis of brain is the most common cause of epilepsy and the most common parasitic infection of the brain. Neurocysticercosis is more common in the developing countries... Read More
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

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