A Study on the Prevalence of Neurocysticercosis in a Tertiary Hospital

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,4,1105-1109.
Published:October 2014
Type:Original Article
Author(s) affiliations:

M Sailaja1, S.Umadevi2

1-Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, A.P., INDIA.

2-Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology, Govt Medical College, Anantapur, A.P., INDIA.


Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is an infection of brain caused by encysted larval stage (cysticercus cellulosae ) of Taeniasolium. Taenia-solium is worldwide most common in pork eating population. Taenia -solium taeniasis is endemic in Mexico, South Africa, Europe, Non Islamic countries of Southeast Asia. In India the infection is found among people who eat pork and in rural area.

Distribution of positive cases as per ELISA in both cases and controls