A case of imported neurocysticercosis in Portugal

Emília Valadas, Robert Badura, Tiago Marques, Miguel Neno, Márcia Boura, Ana Filipa Sutre, Sílvia Beato, Maria Amélia Grácio, José Cordeiro Neves

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Abstract

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common cause of acquired epilepsy in resource-poor countries. We report the case of a 24-year-old woman born and residing in Guinea-Bissau, who was transferred to Portugal two months after the onset of a possible meningitis (fever, headache, seizures, and coma) that did not respond to antibiotic treatment. The diagnosis of NCC was confirmed by MR imaging, which showed multiple lesions compatible with cysticercus, and by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of the cerebrospinal fluid. After 28 days on albendazole and dexamethasone without improvement, she was started on praziquantel, which she completed in six weeks with progressive recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)p. 114-117
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Of Infection In Developing Countries
VolumeVol. 9
Issue numbern.º 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015

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Neurocysticercosis
Portugal
Guinea-Bissau
Cysticercus
Praziquantel
Albendazole
Febrile Seizures
Coma
Meningitis
Dexamethasone
Headache
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Epilepsy
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Portugal
  • Taenia solium

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Valadas, E., Badura, R., Marques, T., Neno, M., Boura, M., Sutre, A. F., ... Neves, J. C. (2015). A case of imported neurocysticercosis in Portugal. Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries, Vol. 9(n.º 1), p. 114-117. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.5032
Valadas, Emília ; Badura, Robert ; Marques, Tiago ; Neno, Miguel ; Boura, Márcia ; Sutre, Ana Filipa ; Beato, Sílvia ; Grácio, Maria Amélia ; Neves, José Cordeiro. / A case of imported neurocysticercosis in Portugal. In: Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries. 2015 ; Vol. Vol. 9, No. n.º 1. pp. p. 114-117.
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A case of imported neurocysticercosis in Portugal. / Valadas, Emília; Badura, Robert; Marques, Tiago; Neno, Miguel; Boura, Márcia; Sutre, Ana Filipa; Beato, Sílvia; Grácio, Maria Amélia; Neves, José Cordeiro.

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Valadas E, Badura R, Marques T, Neno M, Boura M, Sutre AF et al. A case of imported neurocysticercosis in Portugal. Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries. 2015 Jan 15;Vol. 9(n.º 1):p. 114-117. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.5032