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Headache, falling unconscious. CT scan showed calcified granuloma in left lobe. Serious?

HI, This Sanjeeva from hyderabad, Since few months my sister is suffering with severe headach and some times she will fell down unconsciously and after some time she will recover again. So on sunday (07-oct-2012) we have done a CT scan (brain) for her and in CT scan report it has been noted as Calcified Granuloma in left lobe . Can you please tell me whether this is a serious condition or this can be cured by medicine?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Nov 2013
Hi Sanjeeva,
Thank you for contacting Healthcare magic.

First of all, let me reassure you that your sister does not have a serious problem, and she can be cured with medicines.

Calcified granuloma in the brain represents a healed infection of the brain called neurocysticercosis (NCC). This means that she suffered a parasitic infection of the brain, which has healed now.

Calcified granuloma may cause seizures (fits), which is what your sister is having.

She needs anti-epileptic medications for cure. You can consult me or any other neurologist for prescription.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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