West-African trypanosomiasis in a returned traveller from Ghana: an unusual cause of progressive neurological decline.

@article{Elliott2014WestAfricanTI,
  title={West-African trypanosomiasis in a returned traveller from Ghana: an unusual cause of progressive neurological decline.},
  author={Ivo Elliott and Trupti A. Patel and Jagrit Shah and Pradhib Venkatesan},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={2014}
}
West-African trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense is a rare imported infection presenting with somnolence, lymphadenopathy and wide-ranging neurological symptoms. A 67-year-old Caucasian man presented with a 10-month history of cognitive deterioration, ataxic gait, somnolence and urinary incontinence. His symptoms had progressed more rapidly over the course of a month prior to admission. Serological testing confirmed a diagnosis of West-African trypanosomiasis. The patient was… CONTINUE READING
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