Diagnosis and management of Baylisascaris procyonis infection in an infant with nonfatal meningoencephalitis.

Abstract

Baylisacaris procyonis, the common raccoon ascarid, is known to cause life-threatening visceral, neural, and ocular larva migrans in mammals and birds. Two human fatalities have been previously described; however, little is known about the spectrum of human disease caused by B. procyonis. In this report, the case of a 13-month-old child who had nonfatal… (More)

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