alexa Toxocariasis presenting as encephalomyelitis.


Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Author(s): Helsen G, Vandecasteele SJ, Vanopdenbosch LJ

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Abstract We describe a farmer who presented with a clinical picture of a transverse thoracic myelitis. MRI showed inflammatory lesions in brain and thoracic spinal cord. Toxocariasis was suspected because of eosinophilia in blood and cerebrospinal fluid, and this diagnosis was confirmed immunologically. He was successfully treated with antihelminthics in combination with corticosteroids. Neurotoxocariasis is rare and diagnosis can be difficult because of the different and atypical clinical manifestations. It should be considered in every case of central neurological syndrome associated with eosinophilia.
This article was published in Case Rep Med and referenced in Tropical Medicine & Surgery

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