Neurocysticercosis: An unusual cause of seizure in the New Zealand setting.
Summary of "Neurocysticercosis: An unusual cause of seizure in the New Zealand setting."
Neurocysticercosis is an unusual cause of seizure in the New Zealand setting. We report on the presentation of a 12-year-old Indian boy, who was found to have neurocysticercosis after presenting with a generalized seizure. Treatmeant of neurocysticercosis is controversial, and the evidence from the literature regarding treatment with anthelmintic (or cysticydal) medication is reviewed. Other treatment measures including anticonvulsant therapy and corticosteroids is also discussed.
Department of Paediatrics, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Name: Journal of paediatrics and child health
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21276113
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01971.x
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Conditions characterized by recurrent paroxysmal neuronal discharges which arise from a focal region of the brain. Partial seizures are divided into simple and complex, depending on whether consciousness is unaltered (simple partial seizure) or disturbed (complex partial seizure). Both types may feature a wide variety of motor, sensory, and autonomic symptoms. Partial seizures may be classified by associated clinical features or anatomic location of the seizure focus. A secondary generalized seizure refers to a partial seizure that spreads to involve the brain diffusely. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp317)
A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
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A group of islands in the southwest Pacific. Its capital is Wellington. It was discovered by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642 and circumnavigated by Cook in 1769. Colonized in 1840 by the New Zealand Company, it became a British crown colony in 1840 until 1907 when colonial status was terminated. New Zealand is a partly anglicized form of the original Dutch name Nieuw Zeeland, new sea land, possibly with reference to the Dutch province of Zeeland. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p842 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p378)
The islands of the Pacific Ocean divided into MICRONESIA; MELANESIA; and POLYNESIA (including NEW ZEALAND). The collective name Oceania includes the aforenamed islands, adding AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; and the Malay Archipelago (INDONESIA). (Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p910, 880)
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