Adult Toxocara canis encephalitis.

  title={Adult Toxocara canis encephalitis.},
  author={Clemens Sommer and E. Bernd Ringelstein and Rolf Biniek and Wolfgang M. Gl{\"o}ckner},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={57 2},
A 48-year-old patient with Toxocara canis infection developed severe ataxia, rigor and neuropsychological disturbances. An aetiology was proven by an indirect immunofluorescence test. CT and MRI revealed both diffuse and circumscribed white matter lesions. Angiography showed multiple occlusion of branches of the middle cerebral artery. Anthelminthic treatment was beneficial in the initial stage of the disease, but had no effect on progression of CNS symptoms. Immunosuppressive therapy with… CONTINUE READING


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