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May 1981

Cysticercosis of the Nervous System: Treatment by Means of Specific Internal Radiation

Author Affiliations

From the Radionucleidic Laboratory, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City.

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(5):288. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510050054007
Abstract

• Five hundred patients with cysticercosis of the nervous system were evaluated by scanning that used anti-Cysticercus antibodies labeled with indium 113. The same antibodies, labeled with iodine 131, were used for radioimmunotreatment. Ninety-six percent of the patients had good or excellent results, whereas only 4% had poor results. None of the patients showed intolerance or radiotoxicity during three months of clinical and laboratory follow-up. The diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cysticercosis of the nervous system are dramatically changing, due to the development of antiCysticercus antibodies labeled with radio-nuclides.

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