Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 140--144

A tropical menace of co-infection of Japanese encephalitis and neurocysticercosis in two children


Sangeetha Yoganathan1, Sniya Valsa Sudhakar2, Maya Mary Thomas1, Vikas Kapildeo Yadav2 
1 Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Maya Mary Thomas
Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito borne encephalitis caused by Flavivirus. Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic disease of the central nervous system caused by Taenia solium. In this report, we describe the clinical profile, imaging findings, and outcome of two children with JE and coexisting NCC. Eleven and thirteen-year-old boys from the same town of Jharkhand state were brought with history of fever, seizures, altered sensorium, and extrapyramidal symptoms. Dystonia, hypomimia, bradykinesia, and dyskinesia were observed. Meige syndrome observed in one of the children is a novel finding. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed findings suggestive of JE with cysticercal granulomas. There are few reports of coexistence of JE and NCC in children. Both children were treated with ribavirin, and follow-up imaging had shown significant resolution of signal changes. Both the children had shown marked clinical improvement. Ribavirin was found to beneficial in reducing the morbidity in our patients.


How to cite this article:
Yoganathan S, Sudhakar SV, Thomas MM, Yadav VK. A tropical menace of co-infection of Japanese encephalitis and neurocysticercosis in two children.J Pediatr Neurosci 2016;11:140-144


How to cite this URL:
Yoganathan S, Sudhakar SV, Thomas MM, Yadav VK. A tropical menace of co-infection of Japanese encephalitis and neurocysticercosis in two children. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];11:140-144
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