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What causes seizures in patients with calcified neurocysticercal lesions?
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PMID:  22302551     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neurocysticercosis (NCC), especially in the form of the single cysticercal granuloma (SCG), is one of the more common causes for new-onset seizures in endemic countries. Seizures in SCG usually occur during the active stage of the disease, as the parasite is degenerating. These lesions disappear in 80%-90% of patients within 3-6 months, with the majority of patients also becoming seizure-free.(1,2) However, 15%-25% of patients continue to have seizures, necessitating treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), with some progressing to drug-resistant epilepsy.(1,2).
Authors:
Chaturbhuj Rathore; Kurupath Radhakrishnan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the R. Madhavan Nayar Center for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
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