A lesson from a deathBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7523.1005 (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1005
- R N Das, assistant professor ([email protected])
- Department of Medicine, Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal
Neurocysticercosis is a major public health problem in many developing countries in Asia and has a profound impact on productivity, health, economy, and quality of life. It is endemic in Nepal and is the commonest parasitic infestation of the central nervous system, caused by larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium. Neurological manifestations vary from a simple chronic headache to life threatening meningoencephalitis depending on the location and number of the parasites in the brain.
In August 2000, I came from Britain (free from neurocysticercosis) to join the Manipal Teaching …
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