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AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2000 Feb;21(2):415-20.

Radiologic-pathologic findings in raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) encephalitis.

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Department of Neurology and Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, USA.

Abstract

A 13-month-old boy developed eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, retinitis, and a protracted encephalopathy with severe residual deficits. The initial MR examination revealed diffuse periventricular white matter disease, and follow-up images showed atrophy. Brain biopsy, serology, and epidemiologic studies lead to the diagnosis of Baylisascaris procyonis infection, a parasitic disease contracted through exposure to soil contaminated by the eggs of a common raccoon intestinal roundworm. The pathologic, epidemiologic, and imaging features of this disease are herein reviewed.

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