Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Novel Aspects on Cysticercosis and Neurocysticercosis

Edited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Walter Sisulu University

This book includes selected peer-reviewed chapters which cover novel aspects of cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis written by well known international researchers, representing the most relevant Working Group for Cysticercosis of Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, most of the Eastern and Southern Africa countries and Europe plus other contributions from Canada and United States of America. Unfortunately, our colleagues from Asia could not participate in this project for several reasons but we hereby acknowledge their contribution to the scientific level reached by the international scientific community. Apart from the classic issue that cannot be missing in any book about cysticercosis/ neurocysticercosis, we introduced a new hypotheses and novel aspects on historical background, clinical descriptions, investigations, and treatment modalities related to this zoonotic parasitic disease as a leading cause of epilepsy in developing countries. We are looking forward with confidence and pride in the vital role that this book will play for a new vision and mission.

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Novel Aspects on Cysticercosis and NeurocysticercosisEdited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Published: January 30th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3311

ISBN: 978-953-51-0956-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7077-8

Copyright year: 2013

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33788 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction to Cysticercosis and Its Historical Background

By Humberto Foyaca Sibat and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez Valdés


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2. Neuroimmunoendocrine Interactions in Murine Cysticercosis: From the Lab Bench Work to Its Possible Applications in Controlling Porcine Cysticercosis and Human Neurocysticercosis

By Karen Nava-Castro, Romel Hernández-Bello, Saé Muñiz-Hernández, Lorena López-Griego, Jhonatan A. Hernández-Valdés, Valeria López-Salazar, Nelly Tiempos-Guzmán and Jorge Morales-Montor


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3. The Burden of Cysticercosis

By Rachana Bhattarai, Hélène Carabin and Christine Budke


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4. Agricultural Impact of Porcine Cyisticercosis in Africa: A Review

By Helena A. Ngowi, Samson Mukaratirwa, Faustin P. Lekule, Ndichu Maingi, Charles Waiswa, Chummy Sikasunge, Sonia Afonso, Julienne Sumbu, Sylvia Ramiandrasoa, Mary Louise Penrith and Arve Lee Willingham


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5. Control of Taenia Solium Transmission of Taeniosis and Cysticercosis in Endemic Countries: The Roles of Continental Networks of Specialists and of Local Health Authorities

By Agnès Fleury, Edda Sciutto, Aline S. de Aluja, Carlos Larralde, Sonia Agudelo, Gisela Maria Garcia, Jaime Fandiño, Randy Guerra, Cáris Nunes, Samuel Carvalho de Aragão, Marcello Sato, Ronaldo Abraham, Arturo Carpio, Franklin Santillan, Maria Milagros Cortez A., Glenda Rojas, Elizabeth Ferrer, Cruz Manuel Aguilar, Juan Carlos Durán, Teresa Garate and R. Michael E. Parkhouse


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6. Orbital Cisticercosis. A Challenger for Neurologists, Ophthalmologists, Neuro-Opthalmologists, and General Practitioners

By Humberto Foyaca Sibat, María Carolina Salazar Campos and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez Valdés


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7. What is a Low Frequency of the Disseminated Cysticercosis Suggests that Neurocysticercosis is Going to Disappear?

By Humberto Foyaca Sibat and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez Valdés


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8. Uncommon Clinical Manifestations of Cysticercosis

By Humberto Foyaca Sibat and Lourdes de Fátima Ibañez Valdés


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9. Epidemiology of Neurocysticercosis in Mexico: From a Public Health Problem to Its Control

By Ana Flisser


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10. Clinical Diagnoses of Neurocysticercosis

By Arturo Carpio


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11. Neurocysticercosis and Epilepsy

By Arturo Carpio


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12. Epilepsy and Neurocysticercosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Andrea Sylvia Winkler


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13. Surgical Treatment of Neurocysticercosis-Related Epilepsy

By Alejandro L. Escalaya and Jorge G. Burneo


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14. Extraparenchymal Neurocysticercosis

By Kelesidis Theodoros


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