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Neurocysticercosis

"Neurocysticercosis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neurocysticercosis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neurocysticercosis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2015 and 2016
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