Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Clinical and computerized tomography findings in patients with miliary infestation of cysticerci in brain parenchyma are presented. Cysticercotic encephalitis produces a severe and frequently fatal neurological disorder. Although parenchymal cysticercosis is common in endemic areas, in the cases reported here, the pathology is induced by a severe inflammatory response in brain parenchyma rather than by the physical presence of multiple cysts. As a result of diffuse brain edema, all cases develop subacute severe intracranial hypertension and compromise of visual function. One important feature of this form of neurocysticercosis is that it particularly affects young women.


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