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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 730

Racemose neurocysticercosis and reversible dementia

1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication25-Oct-2013

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Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.120434

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Racemose neurocysticercosis and reversible dementia. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2013;16:730

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The recent publication on racemose neurocysticercosis (NCC) and reversible dementia is very interesting. [1] Sharma et al. reported that "The outcome of dementia patients with NCC seems favorable in most cases; therefore, a high index of suspicion for NCC should be kept, especially in endemic areas." [1] Indeed, the neurological symptom is not rate in NCC. Indeed, the existing of dementia and cognitive function impairment in NCC is more common in non-calcified active NCC. [2] Nearly, 40% of all non-calcified active NCC can present with dementia. In the real life, dementia might be lately detected and clinical work-up does usually not include looking for NCC. Focusing on the outcome; although, the present report showed favorable outcome. [1] Some previous reports mentioned for discordant observation after complete treatment. [3]

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1.Sharma S, Modi M, Lal V, Prabhakar S, Bhardwaj A, Sehgal R. Reversible dementia as a presenting manifestation of racemose neurocysticercosis. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2013;16:88-90.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Rodrigues CL, de Andrade DC, Livramento JA, Machado LR, Abraham R, Massaroppe L, et al. Spectrum of cognitive impairment in neurocysticercosis: Differences according to disease phase. Neurology 2012;78:861-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Ciampi de Andrade D, Rodrigues CL, Abraham R, Castro LH, Livramento JA, Machado LR, et al. Cognitive impairment and dementia in neurocysticercosis: A cross-sectional controlled study. Neurology 2010;74:1288-95.  Back to cited text no. 3


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