Dement Neuropsychol 2015 Jan-Mar;9(1):85-90
MD, PhD, Full Professor, Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Unit, Department of Neurology Cognitive Disorders Reference Center (CEREDIC), HC/FMUSP, São Paulo SP, Brazil.
Infection of the human central nervous system (CNS) by the larvae of , termed neurocysticercosis (NCC), is endemic in most developing countries, where it is a major cause of acquired seizures and other neurological morbidity, including neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, despite its frequent manifestation, some findings, such as cognitive impairment and dementia, remain poorly understood. Less commonly, NCC may affect the ventricular system and subarachnoid spaces and this form is known as extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis. Read More