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The cerebral form of toxocarosis in a seven-year-old patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16565934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Toxocarosis is a consequence of human infection by Toxocara canis larvae. There are symptomatic (visceral, ocular) and asymptomatic courses of toxocarosis. The cerebral form is very rare.
CASE REPORT: We present a seven-year-old patient who developed a cerebral form of toxocarosis. She demonstrated focal neurological symptoms (epilepsy) confirmed by neuro-imaging and histopathological examinations. A positive test for toxocarosis essentially completed the other outcomes. On the basis of the clinical picture and the conducted tests a diagnosis of a cerebral form of toxocarosis was established. Mebendazole was applied in treatment.
Beata Kazek; Ewa Jamroz; Marek Mandera; Grazyna Bierzyńska-Macyszyn; Ewa Kluczewska; Elzbieta Marszał
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia neuropathologica / Association of Polish Neuropathologists and Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1641-4640     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Neuropathol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-27     Completed Date:  2006-06-22     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9437431     Medline TA:  Folia Neuropathol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Antinematodal Agents / therapeutic use
Brain Diseases / microbiology*,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use
Epilepsy / drug therapy,  etiology
Larva Migrans, Visceral / drug therapy,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mebendazole / therapeutic use
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Toxocara canis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Antinematodal Agents; 33CM23913M/Carbamazepine; 81G6I5V05I/Mebendazole

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