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Starry sky: multiple neurocysticercosis
  1. B Adhisivam,
  2. B Mahadevan
  1. JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr B Adhisivam
    Department of Paediatrics, JIPMER, Pondicherry 605 009, India; adhisivam1975yahoo.co.uk

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A 5 year old developmentally normal girl, with seizure disorder for one year, presented with altered sensorium and quadriparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a starry sky pattern with multiple rounded calcific lesions. Both serum and cerebrospinal fluid were positive for cysticercus serology. Work up for tuberculosis was negative. The girl was treated with albendazole and steroids, and the seizures were controlled with anticonvulsants.


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