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Vol. 52, No. 3, 2004, pp. 378-379
Bioline Code: ni04122
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Neurology India, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2004, pp. 378-379
© Copyright 2004 Neurology India.
Case Report - Transitory alexia without agraphia: A disconnection syndrome due to neurocysticercosis|
Verma Archana, Singh NN, Misra Surendra
We describe a 65-year-old male who presented with acute onset inability to read, without any difficulty in writing. A clinical diagnosis of alexia without agraphia was made and the patient was subjected to routine investigations including contrast MRI. MRI showed a ring-enhancing lesion in left occipital area, suggestive of neurocysticercosis supported by quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay from purified cell fraction of taenia solium cysticerci (PCF--ELISA). Patient was treated with albendazole and prednisolone for one week. The clinical manifestation as well as the radiological finding resolved after treatment.
Neurocysticercosis, ataxia, agraphia
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