The incidence and prevalence of neurocysticercosis in South Africa are unknown.
A hospital-based prospective study to determine the incidence of neurocysticercosis was therefore undertaken.
A research questionnaire and strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were used.
Apart from determining the incidence, our other aims were to determine the sources of infection and routes of transmission, evaluate therapeutic programmes and, on the basis of our findings, develop prevention profiles.
We found that it was impossible to determine the sources of infection and routes of transmission.
When strict selection criteria were applied the number of patients (13) was significantly smaller than the 58 patients in an earlier pilot project.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cysticercose, Cestodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Encéphale, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Incidence, Homme, Système nerveux central pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Neurocysticercose
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cysticercosis, Cestod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Brain (vertebrata), Prevalence, Epidemiology, South Africa, Africa, Incidence, Human, Central nervous system disease, Nervous system diseases, Cerebral disorder
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