Cerebral cysticercosis presenting as progressive dementia

R. Sandyk, Colin R Bamford, R. P. Iacono, M. A. Gillman

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Abstract

Cysticercosis is a parasitic infestation that commonly affects the central nervous system. This is a report of an elderly man who presented with progressive dementia, labelled as Alzheimer's disease, in whom diffuse cerebral cysticercosis was subsequently demonstrated. The dementia responded favorably to treatment with steroids and mebendazole. This report demonstrates the importance of excluding cerebral cysticercosis as a treatable cause of progressive dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume35
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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Cysticercosis
Dementia
Mebendazole
Alzheimer Disease
Central Nervous System
Steroids
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cysticercosis
  • Dementia
  • Mebendazole
  • Seizures
  • Steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Cerebral cysticercosis presenting as progressive dementia. / Sandyk, R.; Bamford, Colin R; Iacono, R. P.; Gillman, M. A.

In: International Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 35, No. 3-4, 1987, p. 251-254.

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Sandyk, R. ; Bamford, Colin R ; Iacono, R. P. ; Gillman, M. A. / Cerebral cysticercosis presenting as progressive dementia. In: International Journal of Neuroscience. 1987 ; Vol. 35, No. 3-4. pp. 251-254.
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