Case Study: The Clinical Manifestations and Differential Diagnoses of Neurocysticerocosis
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Neurocysticercosis is the most prevalent parasitic brain infection in the human population. It causes many symptoms, and can eventually lead to the death of the human host. Many diagnostic tools have been developed to detect the presence of such an infection. These include serum tests for the detection of elevated white blood cells and antibodies against the neurocysticercosis parasite. In addition, imaging studies, such as CT scans and MRI, can be used to detect the infection. A full case study has been written as well, which presents the illness in a clinical setting. Exams and tests were performed to solve the case of seizures for the patient, K.B. Differential diagnoses for the presented case are sorted until a final diagnosis of neurocysticercosis is proved. The plan of treatment is then established for the patient.