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Cysticercosis is caused by infection with the larval form (cysticercus) of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. A negative test result does not exclude the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis, particularly if there is only a single brain lesion. The sensitivity of the test increases from 50% or less for a solitary brain cyst to more than 90% if 3 or more cysts are present. Therefore, antibodies from other parasitic infections are recommended, particularly Western blot IgG antibody results.

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