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Neurocysticercosis in a child with no history of travel outside the continental United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8443310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of neurocysticercosis in a 16-month-old girl who had no history of travel outside the continental United States. Immunoblot assays of serum and CSF were both reactive. The patient's father was found to be shedding Taenia ova in his stools, a finding that suggested direct fecal-oral transmission between himself and the patient. Given the possibility of this mode of transmission, the diagnosis of CNS cysticercosis should be considered for patients with compatible clinical presentations even if they do not have obvious risk factors such as travel to an area endemic for the parasite.
B A Kruskal; L Moths; D W Teele
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-08     Completed Date:  1993-04-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  290-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Helminth / blood,  cerebrospinal fluid
Brain Diseases / diagnosis*,  parasitology
Cysticercosis / diagnosis*,  parasitology,  transmission
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Taenia / immunology,  isolation & purification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Helminth

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