In this article the authors describe a case of cerebral coenurosis, a rare infection caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia multiceps, encountered during their professional practice. The specific epidemiological elements, linked to the parasitic lifecycle in dogs, will also be covered. The authors consider the diagnostic, pathologic and clinical elements that allow differential diagnosis with respect to neurocysticercosis, a parasitic infection caused by the larval form of other Cestoda, discussing possible medical therapeutic approaches (albendazole or praziquantel) and neurosurgical intervention. They emphasize the need to obtain a correct hystopathological diagnosis in order to achieve a differential diagnosis versus the other larval parasitosis. According to current public health regulations this diagnosis must be reported to the Health Official to allow the necessary epidemiological interventions to be planned.
|Translated title of the contribution||A case of cerebral coenurosis|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Infezioni in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)