Multilevel Intramedullary Spinal Neurocysticercosis with Eosinophilic Meningitis

Amir M. Torabi, Mary Quiceno, Dianne B. Mendelsohn, Craig M. Powell

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Abstract

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 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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