Medullary gnathostomiasis in a white patient: use of immunodiagnosis and magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Chandenier2001MedullaryGI,
  title={Medullary gnathostomiasis in a white patient: use of immunodiagnosis and magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Jacques Chandenier and J Husson and Sandrine Canaple and Catherine Gondry-Jouet and Paron Dekumyoy and Martin Danis and Gilles Riveau and C Hennequin and Araceli Rosa and Christian P Raccurt},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={E154-7}
}
A 48-year-old French diplomat presented with a sensory-motor paraparesis of rapid onset, leading to paraplegia. Successive magnetic resonance image scans showed lesions of the thoracic spinal cord that were at different levels from one examination to the next. Specific anti-gnathostome antibodies were detected by means of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot test in both plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. Albendazole treatment prevented disease progression, but only partial… CONTINUE READING