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Uncommon presentation of neurocysticercosis

Pooja Dewan, Jaya Shankar Kaushik, Sunil Gomber, Amit Gupta


Non-epileptic manifestations of neurocysticercosis (NCC) include intellectual deterioration, dementia and parkinsonian behaviour. We report on a child with NCC presenting with abnormal choreiform movement. The case report highlights an uncommon presentation of NCC, and also draws attention to an unusual cause of chorea in children from tropical regions.

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Pooja Dewan, university college of medical sciences

Jaya Shankar Kaushik, university college of medical sciences

Sunil Gomber, university college of medical sciences

Amit Gupta,

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neurocysticercosis, chorea

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South African Journal of Child Health 2011;5(2):58-59.

Article History

Date submitted: 2011-03-02
Date published: 2011-06-29

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