To the Editor.
—Ataxic hemiparesis is a heterogeneous syndrome caused by different types of lesions at both supratentorial and infratentorial levels.1-5 Etiologic considerations for this syndrome include infarction,1-3 hemorrhage,4 and neoplasms.5 Parasitic diseases of the central nervous system can conceivably produce this syndrome, but, to our knowledge, no such case has been reported. Herein, we describe a patient with neurocysticercosis (NCC) and ataxic hemiparesis.Computed tomographic scans showing (left) hypodense suprasellar mass with extension into right sylvian fissure, consistent with subarachnoidal cysticercosis, and (right) ill-defined area of low density just above right cerebral peduncle.
Report of a Case.
—A 38-year-old previously healthy man suddenly experienced weakness of the left leg and clumsiness of the left hand. On admission, his blood pressure was 130/80 mm Hg; his general physical examination was normal. Neurologic examination showed left hemiparesis with crural predominance, left Babinski's sign, and poor performance on
Barinagarementeria F, Del Brutto OH, Otero E. Ataxic Hemiparesis From Cysticercosis. Arch Neurol. 1988;45(3):246. doi:10.1001/archneur.1988.00520270016010
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