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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 303-305

Ocular cysticercosis causing isolated ptosis: A rare presentation

Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery unit), Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Nasib Iqbal Kamali
Senior resident (Neurosurgery), Jawaharlal Nehru medical college, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Utter Pradesh - 202 002
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.120989

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Cysticercosis is the most common parasitic disease of the central nervous system. Although seizure is the most common presenting feature, the presentation depends upon the location of the cysts. Orbital cysticercosis presents with limitations of ocular motility in 75% of patients. We describe a case of orbital cysticercosis where the patient presented with isolated unilateral painless progressive ptosis and showed complete resolution after 1 month of treatment with Albendazole.

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