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Neurocysticercosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Neurocysticercosis
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.205.250.550
C01.610.105.250.550
C01.610.335.190.902.185.550
C10.228.228.205.250.550
Unique ID
D020019
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020019
Annotation
coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent; coordinate with specific site/disease term if pertinent
Scope Note
Infection of the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal structures with the larval forms of the genus TAENIA (primarily T. solium in humans). Lesions formed by the organism are referred to as cysticerci. The infection may be subacute or chronic, and the severity of symptoms depends on the severity of the host immune response and the location and number of lesions. SEIZURES represent the most common clinical manifestation although focal neurologic deficits may occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp46-50)
Entry Term(s)
CNS Cysticercosis
Central Nervous System Cysticercosis
Cerebral Coenurosis
Cerebral Cysticercosis
Cysticercosis, Brain
Cysticercosis, Central Nervous System
Neurocoenurosis
NLM Classification #
WL 301
Previous Indexing
Brain Diseases (1966-1998)
Cysticercosis (1966-1998)
See Also
Taenia
Public MeSH Note
1999
History Note
1999
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2020/06/22
Neurocysticercosis Preferred
Central Nervous System Cysticercosis Narrower
Cerebral Coenurosis Narrower
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