Neurocysticercosis Among Resettled Refugees From Burma

Authors


Seth O’Neal, MD, MPH, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, CSB 681, Portland, OR 97239, USA. E-mail: oneals@ohsu.edu

Abstract

Taenia solium is the most common helminthic infection of the central nervous system and a leading cause of epilepsy in developing nations. Little is known about neurocysticercosis in refugees from Southeast Asia which is endemic for T solium. We present two cases in a single household of refugees from Burma.

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