Neurocysticercosis: A public health perspective Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neurocysticercosis

abstract

  • Doctors, and more specifically neurologists and neurosurgeons, must remember that behind each patient diagnosed with neurocysticercosis there is a tapeworm carrier within the family environment or at the same table. Cysticercosis is a disease whose transmission mechanism consists in person to person contamination (from the tapeworm carrier to the individual with symptomatic or asymptomatic cysticercosis). Public health campaigns must begin from index cases of neurocysticercosis, which will allow us to reach the sources of infection. Cysticercosis is an eradicable disease that currently exists not only in developing countries but also in industrialised nations, as a result of tourism and immigration from endemic countries

publication date

  • January 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • spa

PubMed ID

  • 12577218

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 71

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 36

number

  • 1