Neurocysticercosis: From Diagnosis to Treatment


Mark A. Chavez (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress

BISAC: MED057000

Neurocysticercosis, a preventable parasitic infection of the central nervous system caused by tapeworm, is a serious, potentially fatal disease that can cause neurologic syndromes such as epileptic seizures. Chapter One of this monograph describes the existing treatment options for neurocysticercosis, along with possible therapeutic alternatives under different drug development phases. Chapter Two explains the difficulties associated with correctly diagnosing neurocysticercosis, resulting from its varied clinical presentation, and mentions current guidelines of diagnostic criteria for neurocysticercosis. Chapter Three describes the various merits and demerits of techniques for detecting the parasites associated with neurocysticercosis, which include radioimaging, genotyping of cysts, and antibody, antigen, and nucleic acid detection in body fluids.

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Chapter 1. Treatment of Neurocysticercosis: Current and Future Options
(Shweta Sinha, Vivek Lal and Rakesh Sehgal – Department of Medical Parasitology and Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 2. The Challenge of Deciphering Certainty from Ambiguity for the Laboratory Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis
(Rimanpreet Kaur, Naina Arora, Suraj Singh Rawat, Anand Kumar Keshri, Neha Singh, Avinash Singh, Shweta Tripathi and Amit Prasad – School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India)

Chapter 3. Trends in the Diagnosis of Human Neurocysticercosis: Issues and Challenges
(Abhishek Mewara and Nancy Malla – Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)


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