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Review Article

Neurocysticercosis: A Neurosurgical Perspective

Thomas G. Psarros, MD, Alexander Zouros, MD, Caetano Coimbra, MD
Volume: 96 Issue: 10 October, 2003

Abstract:

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system (CNS) worldwide. An estimated 50 million people are infected and 50,000 people die annually as a result of this disease. 1 It accounts for 11% of hospital admissions and 35 to 45% of all neurosurgical procedures in certain endemic areas. 2 The incidence in the United States is increasing and involvement by neurosurgical services is increasing.

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