Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 6 Issue: 1

A Neglected Parasitic Infection: Neurocysticersosis: A Case Report with Literature Review of Medical and Surgical Management

Ameri A, Velagapudi M, Onaiwu C, Sarsam L, Anthone J, Sirineni GK, Chamczuk AJ and Vivekanandan R*
Department of Infectious Disease, Creighton University Medical Center, NE, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan
Department of Infectious Disease, Creighton University Medical Center, Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska 68131 USA
Tel: 4022804191
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 19, 2016 Accepted: October 28, 2016 Published: February 28, 2017
Citation:Ameri A, Velagapudi M, Onaiwu C, Sarsam L, Anthone J, et al. (2017) A Neglected Parasitic Infection: Neurocysticersosis: A Case Report with Literature Review of Medical and Surgical Management. J Spine Neurosurg 6:1. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000253

Abstract

Approximately 15% of U.S. citizens develop CNS symptoms due to Taenia solium infection, however, it is now increasingly diagnosed in non-endemic countries. 221 fatal cases of NCC was reported in United States from 1990 to 2002 and the highest incidence was in California. Greater than 2300 hospitalizations per year in United States and it is estimated average hospital cost to be approximately $50, 976 per patient

Keywords: Neurocysticersosis; Surgical Management

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