alexa Visceral larva migrans presenting as multiple intracranial and intraspinal abscesses.


Tropical Medicine & Surgery

Author(s): Moiyadi A, Mahadevan A, Anandh B, Shivashankar RS, Chickabasavaiah YT,

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Abstract Involvement of nervous system by toxocariasis is rare and can produce a spectrum of pathology that includes eosinophillic meningoencephalitis, meningomyelitis, space occupying lesions, vasculitis causing seizures or behavioral abnormalities posing diagnostic dilemmas. We describe a 38-year-old man who presented with multiple intracranial and intramedullary abscesses caused by visceral larva migrans. Neurohelminthiasis as a cause of multiple abscesses, though rare, should be entertained as a differential diagnosis particularly in tropical South-east Asian countries where helminthiasis is still an epidemiological concern prevalent in the pediatric age group.
This article was published in Neuropathology and referenced in Tropical Medicine & Surgery

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