Case Report: Neurocysticercosis Acquired in Australia
Daniel Forster, Dong-kyoon Ko, Anson Koehler, Sevastjan Kranz, Christine Goh, Benjamin Fleming, Mohammed Awad, Douglas Johnson, Robin Gasser, Siddhartha Mahanty
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE | AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE | Published : 2020
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a disease caused by infection of the central nervous system with the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. This disease is endemic in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where animal husbandry practices are common such that pigs reared for human consumption ingest feces from humans infected with T. solium. Neurocysticercosis is rarely acquired in economically affluent regions, including North America, Central Europe, Japan, and Australasia, and in countries where pork consumption is discouraged by religious or social practices. In these countries, NCC is usually diagnosed in immigrants or returning travelers who have spent tim..View full abstract
S. M. is the recipient of a Doherty Institute Internal Grant for research in parasitology. A. V. K. and R. B. G. are supported by bodies including the Australian Research Council (ARC).