Archived AES Symposia 2006
Spanish Symposium - Neurocysticercosis: Old Disease, New Concepts
Program Length: 2 hrs 21 min
Cysticercosis is the most common cause of epilepsy in some developing countries, and its incidence has dramatically increased in developing countries in recent years. This is a topic of great interest to participants from all geographic areas, and in particular to those from Spanish-speaking countries, where neurocysticercosis is a frequent cause of epilepsy. Presentations will focus on the etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of the disease, with particular emphasis on epilepsy as a manifestation of the condition. Pharmacological and surgical therapy, as well as preventive measures, will also be discussed.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the etiology and etiopathogenesis of neurocysticercosis
- Name the various clinical presentations of neurocysticercosis and formulate a rational selection of diagnostic tests
- Name the drugs for therapy of cysticercosis and the types of surgery required in some patients.
This activity is intended for neurologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of children and adults with epilepsy, as well as those involved in the care of patients with other neurological diseases. The program will be presented in Spanish, thus facilitating comprehension and enhancing participation of meeting attendees from Spanish-speaking countries.
Co-chairs: Vicente Iragui, M.D., Ph.D. and Marco T. Medina, M.D.
Etiopathogenesis and Epidemiology
Marco T. Medina, M.D.
Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis
Hector H. Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurocysticercosis and Epilepsy
Arturo Carpio, M.D.
Neurocysticercosis: Old Disease, New Concepts
Vicente Iragui, M.D., Ph.D.
Faculty and participants from various countries.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed with regard to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the faculty and are not endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society or any manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.