Neurocysticercosis in an Italian traveler to Latin America.

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  • 1 Clinic of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia, Italy.

Neurocysticercosis is rarely reported in short-term travelers, although the disease remains a major public health problem in tropical regions. We present a case of neurocysticercosis that was probably acquired by ingestion of Taenia solium eggs contained in the stomach of a pig butchered by the traveler. Complete clinical resolution was obtained by medical treatment, underlying the importance of early suspicion and diagnosis of the disease.