Epilepsy Caused by Neurocysticercosis: A Case Report
Neurocysticercosis is one of the most common causes of acquired epilepsy worldwide. This diagnosis is rarely considered in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with recurrent seizures in the United States (U.S.). This is the case of a young adult male presenting with post-ictal confusion and recurrent seizures requiring intubation for agitation and airway protection. It illustrates the need to maintain a broad differential when considering etiology of seizures in a globalized patient population.
Seizure, neurocysticercosis, epilepsy, parasitic infection.