Neurocysticercosis "NCC"

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

     

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection of the brain affecting more than 50 million people all over the world. 

 

NCC is caused by infection of the larvae of the pig tapeworm Taenia solium.

 

This parasite can live for years sometimes for entire life-times in the brains of humans who can be free of symptoms. Whereas in some patients the symptoms differ from country to country but in general the most common symptoms includes epileptic attacks, headaches, visual and skin problems, and psychiatric manifestations. 

The good news is that after the treatment the damage to the brain is 100 % reversible in most cases.