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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-112

A study on neurcognitive disorders and demographic profile of neurocysticercosis patients


1 Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Rakesh Sehgal
Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_88_20

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Background: Neurocysticercosis is a common cerebral parasitic infestation, caused due to pork tapeworm infection the infestations risks parallels the socio-economic status, personal hygiene and education. The effect of NCC was assessed in neurocognition. Objective: To study demographic characteristics and neurocognitive domains of patients with Neurocysticercosis Methods: Neurocysticercosis diagnosed patients by CT, MRI and LAMP tests. MMSE score was measured for assessment. Results: MMSE score were reduced in majority of the patients. In attention was the most common deficit found. Repeat MMSE assessment done in 6 patients showed an improvement of scores post therapy Conclusion: Cognitive involvement is common in NCC and is a major cause of morbidity.


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