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Neurocysticercosis of the brain. Section through a brain affected by neurocysticercosis, showing a cyst (upper right). Neurocysticercosis is a specific form of cysticercosis, a disease caused by infection with the Taenia solium tapeworm. Neurocysticercosis occurs when cysts formed by the infection occur within the brain. It causes neurological symptoms such as epileptic seizures.
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