Is that a scolex? a case of clinically isolated syndrome

Van K. Ma, Lourdemillard Bellevue, Maria Espiritu Fuller


Clinically Isolated Syndrome is an initial demyelinating event of the central nervous system that has been associated with the future development of multiple sclerosis. Diagnostic studies include clinical and paraclinical studies. Patients with lesions on MRI of the brain at baseline will more likely develop multiple sclerosis compared to patients without findings. We report a case of a 10-year-old female of Colombian ancestry and origin, who presented with indiscernible neurological clinical signs and symptoms, with MRI brain with and without contrast showing demyelinating lesions with one lesion “suggesting” a scolex.


Cysticercosis, Clinically isolated syndrome, Encephalopathy, Multiple sclerosis, Neurocysticercosis, Scolex

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