Neurocysticercosis - Islam and Other Religions
Archives of Neuroscience: April 2017, 4 (2); e43784
December 4, 2016
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The recent article on Mirsane et al. (
1) is very interesting. As noted by Mirsane et al. ( 1), neruocysticercosis should not exist in the Islamic community and the Islamic principle is the best way for prevention of neuroysticercosis. In fact, many other religious practices are also useful for prevention of neurocysticercosis. It is stated that vegetarianism in Hinduism and Chinese Buddhism might also be useful in preventing neurocysticercosis. However, what’s interesting is the existed cases of neurocysticercosis in several communities with religious practices that support no neurocysticercosis. In a recent report, “diet (vegetarian vs. non-vegetarian and consumption of raw vegetables)” has no “any association with seropositivity ( 2).” Therefore, neurocysticercsosis should still be a differential diagnosis of a space-occupying lesion in any community regardless the religious background.
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