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5 out of 6
 

Treatment of Neurocysticercosis includes all of the following except: (LQ)



A Praziquantel
B Albendazole

C Niclosamide
D Dexamethzone

Ans. C

Niclosamide

Treatment:

1). Niclosamide is ineffective for neurocysticercosis

2). Albendazole and praziquantel are both effective in treatment

3). Albendazole is preferred. (DOC is albendazole)

4). Anticonvulsants (antiepileptics) should be given during drug treatment and probably for an indefinite time afterwards.

5). Corticosteroids are used during the acute phase of cysticercotic encephalitis, if intracranial hypertension is present. (it is used for the prevention of development of hydrocephalus, and does not have much role once hydrocephalus is already present.)