Cysticercosis Central Nervous System
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1. Proinflammatory cytokines in granulomas associated with murine cysticercosis are not the cause of seizures.
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Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic infection of the human central nervous system caused by the cestode Taenia solium. The most common clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis are seizures. Taenia crassiceps cysticercosis in mice has been used as an experimental model for T. solium cysticercosis. Granulomas surrounding murine cysticerci have striking immunopathological resemblance to human neurocysticercosis; early stage granulomas were able to induce seizures in a rodent model. To assess the role of proinflammatory cytokines in early stage granulomas, we isolated RNA from murine ... Read More »
» Published in J Parasitol. 2006 Aug;92(4):738-41.
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