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Neurocysticercosis Causing Sudden Death

Holmes, Natasha E. MBBS*; Iles, Linda E. FRCPA†; Danks, R. Andrew FRACS, MD‡; Korman, Tony M. FRACP, FRCPA*§

American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181cfc8a3
Case Report
Abstract

Neurocysticercosis causes significant morbidity due to neurologic manifestations including seizures. Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is responsible for mortality associated with seizure disorders. This case highlights death from neurocysticercosis and possible SUDEP in a nonendemic country.

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From the *Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, Victoria, Australia; †Department of Forensic Medicine and Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; and Departments of ‡Surgery and §Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Manuscript received December 31, 2007; accepted August 14, 2008.

Reprints: Natasha E. Holmes, MBBS, Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. E-mail: natashaholmes@hotmail.com.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.