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Title: [Temporal lobe epilepsy and active neurocysticercosis: two representative case reports]
Other Titles: Epilepsia del lobulo temporal y neurocisticercosis activa: dos casos representativos.
Author: Ramos-Zuniga R
Perez-Gomez HR
Gaytan-Martinez LA
Vega-Ruiz B
Soto-Rodriguez S
Rochin-Mozqueda A
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: There are limited evidences reported of temporal lobe epilepsy associated with active cysticercosis in cystic stage. The objective is to present the correlation between active cysticercosis in topographical zones associated with temporal lobe epilepsy, with neuropsychiatric manifestations and pattern of secondarily generalized partial seizures. CASE REPORTS: Two cases of adult patients with neuropsychiatric manifestations of one year evolution, refractory to antipsychotic drug treatment, and who subsequently appear late onset partial-secondarily generalized seizures. Cysticercosis active presence in the temporal lobe in one patient, and the insula in the other, is identified. A better clinical control after albendazol treatment and subsequently anticonvulsant therapy only remained to evaluate pertinence of pharmacological withdrawal criteria. CONCLUSIONS: Active neurocysticercosis, may be the cause of acquired neuropsychiatric disorders and temporal lobe epilepsy of late onset when the topography is in the mesolimbic circuit. Early etiologic diagnosis and appropriate treatment allows adequate control of their symptoms and potentially final cure.; Publisher: Abstract available from the publisher.; Language: Spanish
ISSN: 1576-6578; 0210-0010
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