World health organization

10 facts about neurocysticercosis

Prazinquantel drug distribution in Madagascar in 2012

Treatment for neurocysticercosis can be long, complicated and costly

Neurocysticercosis is creates tremendous economic burden on health systems as treatments need to be tailored according to individual needs. Long courses of praziquantel and/or albendazole, as well as supportive epileptic therapy can improve the quality of life for patients. Fortunately, pigs can now be treated with anti-parasitic medications and vaccinated against T. solium. This prevents the parasite from being transmitted to humans.

© WHO. All rights reserved.