Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-

Rare human neurocysticercosis: An emerging problem to be focused

Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Tropical Medicine Unit, Hainan Medical University, China

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Wiwanitkit V. Rare human neurocysticercosis: An emerging problem to be focused.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:201-201

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Wiwanitkit V. Rare human neurocysticercosis: An emerging problem to be focused. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];9:201-201
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Dear Sir,

Neurocysticercosis is an important neurological infestation. The problem can be seen around the world.[1] In general, neurocysticercosis is caused due to Taenia solium, however, there have been many reports of new species-induced neurocysticercosis infections for a few years. Taenia crassiceps is the well-known species that can cause cysticercosis in human beings. The infection can be seen as a cystic lesion in the immunocompromised host.[2] However, there are some reports of neurocysticercosis due to this parasite in immunocompetent subjects.[3] Recently, there is another new species, Taenia martis that is able to induce neurocysticercosis. The infection was first reported in a patient with ocular cysticercosis.[4] A recent report showed, in addition, that Taenia martis can cause neurocysticercosis in the immunocompromised host as well.[5] These new infections have to be focused because it can be an easily focused infection. Special concern is needed for the management of these new emerging diseases.

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