Indian patients get hallucinations from parasites
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
J Neuroophthalmol. 2002 Jun;22(2):82-7. Migraine-like visual hallucinations in occipital lesions of cysticercosis. Sharma K, Wahi J, Phadke RV, Varma A, Jain VK. Department of Neurosurgery (Neuro-Ophthalmology), Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
Four Indian patients with occipital lesions of cysticercosis presented with visual hallucinations.
Neuro-ophthalmic and systemic examinations were normal in all cases except for one patient who had a partial homonymous hemianopia.
Electroencephalography was normal in all cases. Neuroimaging revealed ring-enhancing lesions in the occipital lobe typical of neurocysticercosis. In endemic regions like India, neurocysticercosis should be suspected in patients presenting with visual hallucinations, even when there are no other clinical findings.