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Table 1 Baseline clinical and demographic profile of 29 patients with disseminated cysticercosis.

From: Quantitative assessment of lesion load and efficacy of 3 cycles of albendazole in disseminated cysticercosis: a prospective evaluation

S.NoVariablesValue N = 29
1.Age (years) 
Mean ± Standard deviation30.62 ± 15.41
Median32
2.Gender 
Males (%)23 (79.3%)
Females (%)6 (20.7%)
3.Residence 
Rural (%)25 (86.2%)
Urban (%)4 (13.8%)
4.Dietary habits 
Vegetarian (%)14 (48.3%)
Non vegetarian (%)15 (51.7%)
5.Site of dissemination 
Extra-ocular muscles8 (27.6%)
Vitero-retinal2 (6.9%)
Neck muscles7 (24.1%)
Shoulder muscles1 (3.4%)
Thigh muscles4 (13.8%)
Muscles of mastication3 (10.3%)
Optic nerve1 (3.4%)
Scalp1 (3.4%)
Sub-cutaneous nodules3 (10.3%)
6.Comorbid illness 
Diabetes mellitus2 (6.9%)
Anaemia1 (3.4%)
7.Clinical features 
Headache22 (75.9%)
Seizure26 (89.7%)
• Partial22 (84.6%)
• With generalization4 (15.4%)
Vision abnormalities3 (10.3%)
Abnormal behaviour4 (13.8%)
Focal neurological deficit2 (6.9%)
Subcutaneous nodule3 (10.3%)