Can you spot the condition?

The white specks were something sinister and ultimately fatal

When a teen presented to an Indian ED experiencing seizures, an MRI exposed the shocking extent of his condition: his brain was absolutely riddled with tapeworm cysts.


On examination, the 18-year-old appeared confused, with swelling over his right eye and pain in his groin.

An MRI revealed numerous, well-defined cystic lesions dotted throughout his cerebral cortex, brain stem and cerebellum, consistent with neurocysticercosis — a parasitic infection caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium.

Ultrasound also revealed