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Table 1 Non-aneurysmal SAH caused by cerebral cysticercosis

From: Cerebral cysticercosis mimicking subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case report

Report Sex/age Clinical symptoms Imaging finding CSF analysis Medication Outcome
1. Sawhney et al. 1998 [16] M/10y Headache, nausea, vomiting, and partial seizures Left parietal SAH
Multiple cysts
NA Albendazole steroids No improvement
2. Tellez-Zenteno et al. 2003 [17] F/32y Headache, dysarthria, hemiparesis, psychomotoragitation SAH WBC: 3/ml
Glucose: 55 mg/dL
Proteins: 33 mg/dL
Albendazole steroids Improvement
3. Tellez-Zenteno et al. 2003 [17] M/34y Headache, nausea, vomiting, diplopia, gait disorder, psychomotor agitation, CNS impairment SAH WBC: 107/ml (97%L)
Glucose: 19 mg/dL
Proteins: 695 mg/dL
Albendazole steroids Improvement
4. Viola et al. 2011 [12] F/39y severe headache SAH around the left Sylvian fissure RBC: 18/ml (78% L, 5% E) WBC: 20/ml
Glucose: 88 mg/dL protein: 28 mg/dL
Dexamethasone
Albendazole
Fully recovered
5. Cardenas et al. F/38y headache ,vomiting , blurred vision.
Meningeal signs and papilledema
SAH
Hydrocephalus
Cysts
WBC: 147/ml (86%L)
Glucose: 1 mg/dL
Proteins: 222 mg/dL
Prednisone albendazole Improvement
6. This study M/49y Headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness in the limb, hoarseness, dysphagia Hydrocephalus
Cysts
WBC: 592/ml (67%L)
RBC: 0/ml
Glucose: 30 mg/dL
Proteins: 178 mg/dL
Dexamethasone
Albendazole
Improvement
  1. NA information not available, CSF cerebrospinal fluid, L lymphocytes, E eosinophils