Other helminthic infections. Ascariasis, Dracontiasis, Lagochilascariasis, Micronemiasis

Herbert B. Tanowitz, Fabiana S. Machado

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There are a number of nematode infections that rarely involve the central nervous system. Ascaris lumbricoides and the pig nematode A. suum have been associated with encephalitis. Adult Dracunculus medinensis may invade the spinal cord resulting in epidural abscess and paralysis. Lagochiloascaris spp. are free-living nematodes reported mainly in Brazil. Lagochiloascaris minor infection may cause diseases of the head and neck and the central nervous system. Halicephalobus (Micronema) parasitizes horses and may also involve the human central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalHandbook of clinical neurology / edited by P.J. Vinken and G.W. Bruyn
Volume114
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Dracunculiasis
Ascariasis
Central Nervous System
Dracunculus Nematode
Infection
Epidural Abscess
Nematode Infections
Ascaris lumbricoides
Encephalitis
Paralysis
Horses
Brazil
Spinal Cord
Neck
Swine
Head

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Other helminthic infections. Ascariasis, Dracontiasis, Lagochilascariasis, Micronemiasis. / Tanowitz, Herbert B.; Machado, Fabiana S.

In: Handbook of clinical neurology / edited by P.J. Vinken and G.W. Bruyn, Vol. 114, 2013, p. 263-268.

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