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SEAJCRR. 2014; 3(6): 1118-1123

Acute Psychosis: An unusual presentation in Disseminated Neurocysticercosis

Mohammed Reyazuddin, Karrar Hussain, Azfer Ibrahim, Mohammed A Usmani, Rakesh K Gaur.

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system worldwide. It is caused by the ingestion of Taenia solium eggs. Its clinical manifestation are very varied ranging from headache, seizure, increased ICT to neuropsychiatric manifestation. The present case highlights the myriad of clinical features of NCC. Patient presented present to us with seizures and acute psychosis. On further evaluation he was diagnosed as a case of disseminated neurocysticercosis. He responded to treatment with anti-helminthic drugs without recurrence of psychosis.

Key words: Acute psychosis, Disseminated Neurocysticercosis, Neuropsychiatric symptoms

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