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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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ANDRADE-FILHO, Antônio de Souza; FIGUEROA, Luiz Frederico da Silva and ANDRADE-SOUZA, Victor Mascarenhas. Clinical tomographic correlations of 220 patients with neurocisticercosis, Bahia, Brazil. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.1, pp. 114-117. ISSN 1413-8670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702007000100025.
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common parasitic disease in our region, presenting diversity of neurological symptoms and signs. The present study has as primary objective an evaluation of the NCC's clinical and epidemiological profile within Bahia State, by means of a prospective study of 220 patients diagnosed from March 1988 to March 1999, with a follow-up of six months. Exams, such as Computed Cranial Tomography Scan (CT), Cerebral Spine Fluid (CSF) and Electroencephalogram (EEG), were accomplished in three distinct moments of these patients' evolution: at starting or diagnostic point (zero time), at after-intervention period (one month after treatment), and at control period (six months after treatment).
Keywords : Neurocysticercosis; computadorized tomography; epidemiology; clinical.