Baylisascaris procyonis–Associated Meningoencephalitis in a Previously Healthy Adult, California, USA
Published Date:Aug 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(8):1480-1484.
Baylisascaris Procyonis–Associated Meningoencephalitis In A Previously Healthy Adult, California, USA
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4982180
Description:After severe neurocognitive decline developed in an otherwise healthy 63-year-old man, brain magnetic resonance imaging showed eosinophilic meningoencephalitis and enhancing lesions. The patient tested positive for antibodies to Baylisascaris spp. roundworms, was treated with albendazole and dexamethasone, and showed improvement after 3 months. Baylisascariasis should be considered for all patients with eosinophilic meningitis.
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