An Unusual case of neurocysticercosis leading to blindness in a young Indian male

  • Meenakshi Wadhwani Department of Ophthalmology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya,
  • Ananya Panda Department of Radiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Rajpal Vohra DR Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Achal Kumar Srivastava Department of Neurology, AIIMS, New Delhi
Keywords: Neurocysticercosis, taenia solium, blindness

Abstract

Neurocysticercosis is an endemic disease in India. It is caused by infection from the larval form of Taenia solium and humans serve as the intermediate host. Its diverse manifestations include seizures, headaches, focal neurological signs. Obstructive hydrocephalus, with its potential for death is the most disastrous complication. We hereby report a case of 24 year old boy presenting with blindness without hydrocephalus.

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2019-09-02
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Wadhwani, M., Panda, A., Vohra, R., & Srivastava, A. (2019). An Unusual case of neurocysticercosis leading to blindness in a young Indian male. Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology, 11(1), 74-76. https://doi.org/10.3126/nepjoph.v11i1.25424
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