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Topics Discussed: cysticercosis; neurocysticercosis.
Can cause intracerebral, subarachnoid, and spinal cord lesions and intraventricular cysts
Single or multiple lesions may be present
Lesions may persist for years before symptoms develop, generally due to local inflammation or ventricular obstruction
Focal neurologic deficits
Symptoms develop more quickly with intraventricular cysts, with findings of hydrocephalus and meningeal irritation, including