alexa Cognitive dysfunction, urinary retention, and a lesion in the thalamus--beware of possible toxocariasis of the central nervous system.


Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Author(s): Scheid R, Tina Jentzsch R, Schroeter ML

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Abstract Toxocariasis of the central nervous system is usually characterized by an eosinophilic meningitis, encephalitis or myelitis. We here report a patient with an at least 7 years history of unexplained neurologic signs and symptoms. MRI showed a cystic lesion in the left thalamus, compatible with a parasitic infection. Blood and CSF analyses were positive for Toxocara canis IgG Western-blot, but were otherwise unremarkable. The case report raises the question whether there are chronic or late variants of this disease. This article was published in Clin Neurol Neurosurg and referenced in Tropical Medicine & Surgery

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