Published on: March 2023 

Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2023; 16(2):166-168 

Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.16.2.27 

Palla Kranthi Priya1,*, Vedurupaka Sushma Sri1, Murre Abhishek1, Nisha Singh1, Amit Kumar1, G Kalyana Chakravarthy2

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Aditya College of Pharmacy, Surampalem, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

2Department of Pediatrics, GSL General Hospital, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.


Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease which is caused by the incidental ingestion of Taenia solium eggs (pork tapeworm) through the contaminated food. Neurocysticercosis shows its effect on the nervous system and it has been the main cause of acquired epileptic episodes and it was majorly seen in developing countries, and it is more prevalent in some parts of subcontinents like Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. It was reported that large group of US immigrants are known to suffer from this disease. The major factor which can cause neurocysticercosis is poor sanitation and unhygienic food. The patients may have symptoms of epilepsy, headache, memory problems and thinking problems. Cysterici undergoes different changes in the brain, subarachnoid space and spinal cord leads to Neurocysticercosis. Neurocysticercosis is preventable, and probably eradicable. Eventually, the cysts either resolve or form a calcified granuloma, which is associated with seizures if it is located in the brain. It is estimated that 30% cases will experience epilepsy.

Keywords: Neurocysticercosis, Epilepsy, Immune attack.