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NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS in Pregnancy: Not Just Another Headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22900769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Infection with pork tapeworm, or Taenia solium, affects approximately 50 million people worldwide. The most important and potentially devastating form of the infestation, neurocysticercosis, occurs when the parasite invades the central nervous system. There has been a significant increase in the number of cases in the United States due to immigration from endemic areas. This case study of a pregnant woman in the 35th week of gestation exemplifies the serious consequences of this infection in pregnancy, and discusses an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis, treatment and eradication of this preventable disease.
Elizabeth Gardner; Myong Chang; Peggy Mancuso; Susan E Chaney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing for women's health     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1751-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Womens Health     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101304602     Medline TA:  Nurs Womens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-24     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2012 AWHONN.
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