Lourdes de Fatima Ibanez Valdes

Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutic, Walter Sisulu University (WSU), South Africa


  • Research   
    The Role of Rouget Cells in Neurocysticercosis
    Author(s): Lourdes de Fatima Ibanez Valdes*

    Background: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a zoonotic, preventable, and eradicable parasitic disease secondary to the infection by the larva form of pig tapeworm Taenia solium (Ts) mainly in underdeveloped countries. However, the number of carriers in developed countries is increasing gradually due to globalization and uncontrolled migration. In this study, we look for a manuscript related to the role played by Rouget cell (pericytes) in the pathogenesis of NCC in the cerebral hemispheres and spinal cord. After reviewing this matter, we formulate some hypotheses regarding its role in NCC. Method: We searched medical literature, looking for published Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms like “Neurocysticercosis,” “pathogenesis of Neurocysticercosis,” “comorbidity in NCC” OR “Rouget cel.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4303/JDAR/236289

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