A recently described one-day regimen of praziquantel (PZQ) therapy for neurocysticercosis (NCC), three doses of 25 mg/k given at 2 h intervals, was applied in eight patients with viable NCC cysts without any evidence of inflammation. Resolution of lesions in computed tomography (CT) was observed in all five patients with a single cyst, whereas all cysts survived in three patients with multiple brain parasites. One-day praziquantel is a good regimen for patients with a single viable brain cysticercus but is poorly effective for multiple cysts. Copyright © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Pretell, E. J., García, H. H., Gilman, R. H., Saavedra, H., Martinez, M., Rodriguez, S., Padilla, C., Porras, M., Gonzalez, A. E., Verastegui, M., Evans, C., & Tsang, V. C. W. (2001). Failure of one-day praziquantel treatment in patients with multiple neurocysticercosis lesions. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 175-177. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0303-8467(01)00137-8