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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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RODRIQUEZ, Roberta Diehl et al. Bruns' syndrome and racemose neurocysticercosis: a case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.2, pp.269-271. ISSN 0037-8682.

Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. The parasite may infect the central nervous system, causing neurocysticercosis (NCC). The clinical manifestations depend on load, type, size, location, stage of development of the cysticerci, and the host's immune response against the parasite. The racemose variety occurs in the ventricles or basal cisterns and is a malignant form. Mobile ventricular mass can produce episodic hydrocephalus on changing head posture with attacks of headache, vomiting, and vertigo, triggered by abrupt movement of the head, a phenomenon called Bruns' syndrome (BS). We report a patient with racemose NCC and BS.

Keywords : Racemose neurocysticercosis; Cysticercotic meningitis; Bruns' syndrome.

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