Seizures related to praziquantel therapy in neurocysticercosis

Saliya S Hewagama, Jonathan D Darby, Harsha Sheorey and John R Daffy
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03885.x
Published online: 16 August 2010

To the Editor: Seizures can be precipitated by treatment with praziquantel in patients with underlying neurocysticercosis, but this is rare and has not previously been described in Australia. We describe the case of a patient who developed seizures after antischistosomal therapy.

  • Saliya S Hewagama
  • Jonathan D Darby
  • Harsha Sheorey
  • John R Daffy

  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.



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