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Tapeworm-Linked Seizures May Be Rising in U.S., Doctors Say

Posted 8 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 8 – Tapeworm infection in the brain that can trigger seizures is a growing health concern, doctors say. But the infection, which leads to swelling in the brain, is usually treatable with medication, according to a leading association of neurologists. Estimated cases of neurocysticercosis, as the tapeworm infection is called, range from 40,000 to 160,000 each year in the United ...

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