Neurocysticercosis and pure motor hemiparesis.
A 49-year-old man with meningeal cysticercosis presented with a pure motor hemiparesis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a capsular infarction and a suprasellar cyst with surrounding arachnoiditis. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis confirmed the diagnosis as it showed positive immunologic reactions to cysticerci. This is the first reported case of pure motor hemiparesis due to a parasitic disease of the central nervous system.
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