Thank you for posting your query.
(NCC) is a fully treatable condition and the infection gets healed with albendazole
. In your case, brain scan has been done, which has confirmed that the brain infection has healed.
NCC is not like epilepsy
. In epilepsy, one has to continue medicines for long time, sometimes even lifelong. But in NCC, once the infection has completely healed, one can stop the anti-epileptic medications.
So, I would recommend that you follow your doctor's advice and gradually taper and stop valproic acid
In very rare cases, fits
may occur later, when we can always re-start valproic acid.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad