ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Humberto Foyaca Sibat
Department of Neurology, Nelson Mandela Academic Central Hospital (NMACH), Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa


  • Research   
    New Hypotheses on the Role of Microglias in Ischemic Reperfusion Injury Secondary to Neurocysticercosis
    Author(s): Lourdes de Fatima Ibanez Valdes and Humberto Foyaca Sibat*

    Background: Cysticercosis (Ct) is a preventable and eradicable zoonotic parasitic disease secondary to an infection caused by the larva form of pig tapeworm Taenia solium (Ts), which mainly seen in people living in developing countries. However, the number of carriers in developed countries increases gradually due to globalization and uncontrolled migration. In this study, we look for the role played by Microglia (Mg) in the pathogenesis of Intraparenchymal/Subarachnoid Neurocysticercosis (I-SNCC)/Ischemic-Reperfusion-Injury (IRI). After reviewing this issue, we formulate some hypotheses regarding to the role of Mg in this process and deliver some novel therapeutic approaches for I-SNCC/IRI. Methods: We searched the medical literature comprehensively, looking for published Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms like "Neurocysticercosis&qu.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.DLHF.082423

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