Cysticercosis of the Human Nervous System

Authors: Del Brutto, Oscar H., García, Héctor H.

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date review of cysticercosis of the human nervous system
  • Thorough discussion of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management
  • Explains the role of modern neuroimaging and serologic techniques
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​Neurocysticercosis (neural infection by larvae of Taenia solium) occurs when humans become intermediate hosts of the tapeworm Taenia solium after ingesting its eggs. The disease is now the most common helminthic infection of the nervous system in humans, and its prevalence has risen significantly even in countries where it was formerly considered exotic. The introduction of modern neuroimaging and serologic techniques has improved the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis; furthermore, the development of potent cysticidal drugs has changed the prognosis of most affected patients. Nevertheless, much remains to be learned about this parasitic disease. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the various aspects of cysticercosis of the nervous system that will be of interest to all who are involved in the care of patients with this disease. Epidemiology, neuropathology, immunopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management are all thoroughly discussed based on current evidence and practice.  

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • History of Taeniasis and Cysticercosis

    Del Brutto, Oscar H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Taenia solium: Biological Characteristics and Life Cycle

    Del Brutto, Oscar H. (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • Neuropathology of Cysticercosis

    Del Brutto, Oscar H. (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Epidemiology of Human Cysticercosis in Endemic Regions

    Del Brutto, Oscar H. (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Epidemiology of Human Cysticercosis in Non-endemic Regions and in the Traveler

    Del Brutto, Oscar H. (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cysticercosis of the Human Nervous System
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39022-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39022-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39021-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44027-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 140
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