Multilevel Intramedullary Spinal Neurocysticercosis with Eosinophilic Meningitis

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Background: Cysticercal involvement of the spinal cord is a very rare form of neurocysticercosis. Intramedullary cysts are even less common. Objective: To describe a novel presentation of multilevel intramedullary neurocysticercosis with eosinophilic meningitis. Design: Case report. Patient: A 35-year-old man with a history of cerebral neurocysticercosis who presented with both cauda equina and Brown-Sequard syndromes associated with cerebrospinal fluid findings of eosinophilic meningitis. Results: Magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the multilevel intramedullary cord lesions. The patient was treated medically with dexamethasone and albendazole and had a good recovery. Conclusion: Intramedullary neurocysticercosis should be considered as a potentially treatable cause of multilevel spinal lesions with subacute meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

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Neurocysticercosis
Meningitis
Brown-Sequard Syndrome
Cauda Equina
Albendazole
Dexamethasone
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Cysts
Spinal Cord
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Lesion
Cord
Recovery
Syndrome
History
Causes

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Multilevel Intramedullary Spinal Neurocysticercosis with Eosinophilic Meningitis. / Torabi, Amir M.; Quiceno, Mary; Mendelsohn, Dianne B.; Powell, Craig M.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 61, No. 5, 05.2004, p. 770-772.

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