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What causes the collection of egg of the tape worm in the brain?

Sir i am suffer fits last 4 years , with in 4 years i had 5 attack. as per my doctor this due to tape worm egg collected in brain which shown in MRI , but at present all calsification marks are cleared only on mark are still there , but doctor toled my this is only small marks which always shows, is not problem but after this i got two attacks more , aftter invesigation the Doctor told me tis is because of lack of potasium. at present i have take following medicines 1. levroxa - 500 -2 times aday 2. selzic - 900 - 2 times a day 3. gardinal- 120 mg- 1 time a day i also take zapiz also please suggest my treatment is goes in write way, or consult any other doctor or is possible i am fully free from this dease my other reports are always normal like eeg, ecg, blood test cbc thorid. please any other good hospital or doctor my age is 32 years and wt 72 kg
Fri, 31 Jul 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Actually, your condition is called neurocysticercosis where larva of tapeworm migrate to brain. Now, your condition may have improved but you are at risk to develop seizures. Hence, you must be very cautious and need regular follow up.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Diwashish Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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What causes the collection of egg of the tape worm in the brain?

Hi, Actually, your condition is called neurocysticercosis where larva of tapeworm migrate to brain. Now, your condition may have improved but you are at risk to develop seizures. Hence, you must be very cautious and need regular follow up. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Diwashish Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist