• Fifty-six patients with cysticercosis and neuro-ophthalmic signs were examined by me during an 11-year period. Their symptoms generally reflected increased intracranial pressure caused by hydrocephalus, subacute meningitis, cerebral masses, or a combination of these effects. Papilledema (37 patients) was the commonest sign, with pupillary abnormalities (16 patients) and nystagmus (12 patients) frequently encountered. Cysticercosis is a relatively benign, although episodic, disease, as long as secondary obstructive hydrocephalus is promptly diagnosed and treated by CSF shunting procedures.
Keane JR. Neuro-ophthalmologic Signs and Symptoms of Cysticercosis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(9):1445–1448. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040423010
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: