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Hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events and neurocysticercosis: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21363977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cerebrovascular complications have been reported to occur in patients with neurocysticercosis (NCC). We report a patient who presented with relapsed subarachnoid hemorrhage possibly linked to NCC. In addition, we performed a literature review of all of the reported cases of aneurysmal and non-aneurysmal hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events associated with NCC. We identified 11 such cases. The majority of the individuals were young males (mean: 38 years; 70% males). Four cases (36%) had aneurysms. Four (36%) others had negative cerebral angiograms and therefore classified as non-aneurysmal, while the remaining three (28%) did not report sufficient information to classify them. All cases with aneurysmal hemorrhage underwent successful surgical repair of the aneurysms. Seven patients received albendazole (including three who had had surgery). Three patients died; all three presented in the pre-albendazole era. In summary, neurocysticercosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hemorrhagic cerebrovascular events in young patients without classical vascular risk factors who have lived or visited NCC-endemic areas.
George M Viola; A Clinton White; Jose A Serpa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-02     Completed Date:  2011-04-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Neurocysticercosis / complications*
Stroke / etiology*
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology*

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