Seizures and Treatment for Cerebral Cysticercosis

A. Clinton White, Wayne X. Shandera, Julio Sotelo

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To the Editor: We have two areas of concern about the data on cysticercosis presented by Vazquez and Sotelo (Sept. 3 issue).1 First, the findings they report for groups 1 and 2 (patients with lesions without inflammation) are inconsistent with other data on the pathogenesis and natural history of the disease. Cysts within the brain parenchyma have a limited life expectancy. From natural-history studies among British expatriates who have spent a limited time in an area of endemic disease, we know that an asymptomatic interval (mean, 4.8 years) precedes symptomatic disease.2 This asymptomatic period corresponds to the expected life span…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1955-1956
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number27
StatePublished - Dec 31 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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