ACUTE HYDROCEPHALUS SECONDARY TO INTRAVENTRICULAR NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS CAUSING SUDDEN DEATHJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2018-09-08
Authors : Agrata Sharma; Amit Raj.;
Page : 343-345
Keywords : Intraventricular Neurocysticercosis Helminthic Infection cephalgia.;
Neucysticercosis (NCC) is the most common Helminthic infection of the central nervous system and its epidemiology is changing due to increasing travel and migration. Evidence to guide management of the intraventricular form is limited. The intraventricularvariant of NCC is less common than parenchymal disease and usually presents with acutely raised intracranial pressure and untreated it progresses rapidly with high mortality. It is considered as a potentially life threatening emergency. We report an acute case of 30 year old female who suffered from cephalalgia which rapidly worsened and ended in her sudden and unexpected death. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain was obtained. Features demonstrated on MRI scan were consistent with a diagnosis of intraventricular NCC.
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