Document Type : Research Article
NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS: Taenia solium, also known as the pork tapeworm, causes 2 different infections in children. Infection with cystic form is termed cysticercosis, and involvement of central nervous system (CNS) is termed nuerocysticercosis. We report a case of 10 year old male child with abnormal limb movement with upward rolling of eyes. History of repeated consumption of noodles from roadside food eatries.MRI BRAIN s/o- well defined rounded cystic lesion containing tiny scolex in it as well adjacent another rounded lesion showing hypo intense rim on T2W seen in left parietal region with mild perilesional edema seen in left temporo-parietal region s/o- granulomatous lesion. Patient was admitted for monitoring. No further complications were noted.
CONCLUSION Children can acquire tapeworm by ingestion of undercooked pork containing theLarval cyst. In the intestines the cyst converts into the tapeworm form. Children are also susceptible to infection by the eggs shed by tapeworm carriers.