Tropical Parasitology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108--112

A study on neurcognitive disorders and demographic profile of neurocysticercosis patients


Gunjan Goyal1, Upninder Kaur1, Vivek Lal2, Karthik Vinay Mahesh2, Rakesh Sehgal1 
1 Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Sehgal
Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Background: Neurocysticercosis is a common cerebral parasitic infestation, caused due to pork tapeworm infection the infestations risks parallels the socio-economic status, personal hygiene and education. The effect of NCC was assessed in neurocognition. Objective: To study demographic characteristics and neurocognitive domains of patients with Neurocysticercosis Methods: Neurocysticercosis diagnosed patients by CT, MRI and LAMP tests. MMSE score was measured for assessment. Results: MMSE score were reduced in majority of the patients. In attention was the most common deficit found. Repeat MMSE assessment done in 6 patients showed an improvement of scores post therapy Conclusion: Cognitive involvement is common in NCC and is a major cause of morbidity.


How to cite this article:
Goyal G, Kaur U, Lal V, Mahesh KV, Sehgal R. A study on neurcognitive disorders and demographic profile of neurocysticercosis patients.Trop Parasitol 2021;11:108-112


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Goyal G, Kaur U, Lal V, Mahesh KV, Sehgal R. A study on neurcognitive disorders and demographic profile of neurocysticercosis patients. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];11:108-112
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