Cysticercosis is a pleomorphic disease in which the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis greatly vary in relation to the location, number, and stage of the lesions. A new classification is proposed that includes the information gathered by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, supplemented by immunodiagnostic studies and clinical data. The different clinical entities produced by cysticercosis are grouped by the frequency and location of the parasites, including valuable data as the number and stage of the lesions as well as the degree of the inflammatory response from the host to the parasite. In this way, the disease can be individualized to define the reliability of diagnostic studies and to design specific therapeutic approaches that depend on the characteristics that the disease acquires in every location.
Arch Intern Med. 1997;157:1991-1997
Salgado P, Rojas R, Sotelo J. CysticercosisClinical Classification Based on Imaging Studies. Arch Intern Med. 1997;157(17):1991-1997. doi:10.1001/archinte.1997.00440380101010