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10 facts about neurocysticercosis

CT scans are used to diagnose cases of neurocysticercosis
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Diagnosis of neurocysticercosis is difficult in rural regions

Diagnosis of suspected neurocysticercosis currently requires computed tomography scans (CT scans). These facilities are not usually available in rural areas, where the disease is most prevalent, making it difficult to identify and treat patients. It is important to control the parasite by finding and treating people with the condition – and therefore avoid chances of transmission.

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