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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Interrelationship Between Radiologic Findings And Prognosis Of Epilepsy In Children With Neurocysticercosis.
Author: Ferreira, Lisiane Seguti
Zanardi, Verônica A
Li, Min L I
Guerreiro, Marilisa M
Abstract: Epileptic manifestations of Neurocysticercosis (NC) appear to depend on number and localization of the cysts. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between CT findings, number of parasites and the evolutive stage of the cysts, and the prognosis of epilepsy in children with NC. We studied 28 patients with the parenchymal form of NC, considering: epilepsy duration; seizure frequency before and after AED treatment; seizure control; number of AED and recurrence after AED withdrawal. Clinical information was crossed with the number of lesions and disease activity in univariate comparison. The analysis of the clinical data in relation to the number of lesions and disease activity showed no statistical difference among the variables (p>0.05). We conclude that the course of epilepsy due to NC in childhood cannot be based exclusively on the number or stage of the parasites.
Subject: Animals
Follow-up Studies
Parasite Egg Count
Retrospective Studies
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2002
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