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Descriptor in English: Neurocysticercosis
Descriptor in Spanish: Neurocisticercosis
Descriptor in Portuguese: Neurocisticercose
Descriptor in French: Neurocysticercose
Entry term(s): Brain Cysticercosis
Central Nervous System Cysticercosis
Cysticercosis, Brain
Cysticercosis, Central Nervous System
Neurocysticercoses
Tree number(s): C01.207.205.250.550
C01.610.105.250.550
C01.610.335.190.902.185.550
C10.228.228.205.250.550
Scope note: Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
Annotation: coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent; coordinate IM with specific site/disease term (IM) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 1999
See also the descriptors: Taenia MeSH
DeCS UI: 33756
Descriptor UI: D020019
Date Established: 1999/01/01
Date of Entry: 1998/06/10
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Neurocysticercosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0029731
Scope note Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
Preferred term Neurocysticercosis
Entry term(s) Brain Cysticercosis
Central Nervous System Cysticercosis
Cysticercosis, Brain
Cysticercosis, Central Nervous System
Neurocysticercoses



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