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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

Letter

Neurocysticercosis on the Arabian Peninsula, 2003–2011

Oscar H. Del BruttoComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Author affiliation: Hospital-Clínica Kennedy, Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Table

Characteristics of 39 patients with neurocysticercosis reported from countries on the Arabian Peninsula, 2003–2011*

Characteristic Value
Mean age ± SD, y
16.9 ± 13.4
Sex, %

M

36

F


64
Country

Kuwait

30 (77)

Saudi Arabia

5 (13)

Qatar


4 (10)
Citzenship status

Arabian Peninsula country

29 (74)

Immigrant from disease-endemic area

8 (21)

International traveler


1 (3)
Clinical manifestations

Seizures

35 (90)

Focal neurologic deficit

2 (5)

Cognitive decrease

1 (3)

Asymptomatic


1 (3)
Form of disease

1 or 2 parenchymal brain cysticercus granulomas

34 (87)

Vesicular parenchymal brain cysts

5 (13)

*Values are no. (%) except as indicated.

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