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Suffering from bug in brain. Prescribed valparin. Possible for bug to pass through stomach into brain?

respected doctor, i am a mother of a son name XXXXX he is in a age of 8 year he is suffering from some brain problem my doctor had asked me that there bug in his brain and it comes from some food they have prescribe him valparin in medicine. i want to ask you that is it possible can any bug can go through stomak to brain from foods.
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Your son is most likely suffering from neurocysticercosis [NCC], which is caused by tape worm infetion.

This infection comes from the infected food, and enters the brain in some cases. In most cases, the worm passes out of stool.

There is no need to worry, as it is fully treatable with medications. Please follow the advice of your neurologist.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM [Neurology]
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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